This & ThatEast Tennessee was against secession in Civil War

Spanish-born philosopher George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And while nobody living today experienced first hand the horrors of the American Civil War and in reality remember it, we can from time to time look back to it through various books and other writings that were written from persons who lived during that unfortunate era and remember it vicariously through them.

East Tennessee was, according to a number of books and writings, for the most part loyal to the Union during that time. Considering how controversial that conflict was at the time, some of the writings seem to me to be biased. There are what I consider good accounts from folks who wrote shortly following the War.  More...

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