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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Feb 27, 2021

Loyalties were divided in Appalachia, from Kentucky to Tennessee to North Carolina. And it was in western North Carolina that a Confederate army unit committed an atrocity against Union sympathizers living in Madison County.

Today we tell that story.

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Apr 11, 2020

At the start of the Civil War, the Appalachian part of Tennessee voted 2-1 to remain a part of the United States in that state's secession vote.  When Tennessee left the Union and joined the Confederacy, those loyalists defended that Union, leading to summary executions and marshal law.  Today we tell their story.

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Apr 21, 2018

Today Rod brings us a story about the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Confederate treasury after the end of the Civil War.

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Jan 3, 2017

During the Civil War, isolated Dade County, Georgia, decided to strike out on its own, declaring its independence from both the State of Georgia and the United States of America. And that’s how things remained until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. On this episode of the podcast, Steve and Rod tell the […]


Nov 19, 2016

During the Civil War there were numerous local militias formed, but none quite like Thomas’ Legion. Composed of Cherokee Indians and local Western North Carolina men led by the only white man to be made a Cherokee chief, Thomas’ Legion, also known as Thomas’ Legion of Indians and Highlanders or the 69th North...