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The General's Ghost

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The home of Confederate Gen. Andrew Johnstone in Flat Rock, NC is said to be haunted by his ghost. Johnstone's home, 800-acre estate, was the site of many lavish parties and the center of western North Carolina's ante-bellum social scene. In the midst of the post-war economic chaos that gripped the south, the mountainous region became a refuge for army deserters and other desperate men who banded together into raiding parties known as bushwhackers. During a daring daytime raid, a band of bushwhackers shot and killed Gen. Johnstone in his home, whose dying words were said to be \"I'll catch...\". To this day, the ghost of Gen. Johnstone is said to still search the great ante-bellum homes of Flat Rock searching for the bushwhackers he threatened to catch.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 38 Issue 15, Jan 1971, p13, 63, il