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Atrocity at Shelton Laurel

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In Shelton Laurel Valley in Madison County, which was a Unionist stronghold, thirteen men and boys suspected of Unionism were killed by Confederate soldiers on or about January 18, 1863. The controversial event outraged Governor Zebulon Vance. While the massacre destroyed the career of one of the perpetrators, the one who ordered the executions was never brought to justice.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 79 Issue 12, May 2012, p70-72, 74, 76, 78, 80, il, por