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The Isolation Factor: Differing Loyalties of Watauga and Buncombe Counties during the Civil War

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In the Appalachia Region of North Carolina, views on the secession from the United States at the start of the American Civil War were varied. For Watauga and Buncombe counties, culture and geography played a role in which side a community supported. Patterns in enlistment show that the higher elevations were more likely to be Unionists because of their disconnect with the slave economy.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 90 Issue 4, October 2013, p385-413, il, por, map, f