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Gerard recounts how North Carolinians living in the western mountains waged their own civil war against each other between 1861 and 1865 and in some cases even later. They would feud over land boundaries, politics, and personal insults--often with deadly results. The Blalocks and the Pritchards had been feuding for over 150 years; yet in April 1861 William Blalock married Malinda Pritchard. They were not Confederate supporters. Gerard describes their exploits fighting against the Home Guards, conscription guards, and Confederate soldiers.