Southerners in Blue

Title Southerners in Blue: They Defied the Confederacy
Author Dr. Don Umphrey
Date 9/15/2002
ISBN 0-9714958-1-5
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Pages 342
Price $29.95
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Cracks in the Confederacy usually don’t show up in American History 101 or even 102. But they are what the author discovered when doing research on his great-grandfather in the Civil War. Though this ancestor lived in Alabama, he and many of his neighbors were called Tories because of their allegiance to a strong Union. Hostilities grew as these Union-minded southerners balked at serving in the Confederate army. Some donned Union uniforms and subsequently paid the ultimate price for their convictions. When these men went off to the Union army, their families suffered as Confederates confiscated their belongings. As the war heated up, individuals committed atrocities against people they’d known for years.