Thursday, October 9, 2008

A great story about the Civil War in Mitchell County,NC

I was recently sent an article from the Asheville Citizens Times about the Civil War in Mitchell County NC. More specifically, The Whitson family and the loyalties towards the Union and Confederate armies at that time.

In this article there is mention of both the NC 29th Infantry and the Confederate Home Guard. My great,great great grandfather Capt. Moses Young was in both of these units.

I am glad to see some of the lost long stories of the mountains come to light. Any of us who grew up in the mountains of WNC have heard family stories similar to the one in this article that have been past on from generation to generation.

The article also sheds light on bushwhackers who ran rampantly out of control in the mountains during the Civil War.

Some may believe that WNC may have mostly non effected by the Civil War but this article shows a different side.

Click Here to read the article