Abolitionist, pro-Union sentiments ran high
in Southeastern Ohio during Civil War era
On the next page is an article originally published in The Athens Messenger on Jan. 18, 1998. The version published here is the slightly longer full text version as originally written by Carl J. Denbow before the newspaper editors went to work on it. The story is reprinted with permission of The Athens Messenger, which retains copyright.
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Beals, Carleton. War Within a War; the Confederacy Against Itself (1965).
Dumond, Dwight Lowell. Antislavery Origins of The Civil War in the United States (1959).
Hendrick, Burton J. Statesmen of the Lost Cause (1939).
McPherson, James M. What They Fought For 1861-1865 (1994).
Stevenson, Thomas M. History of the 78th Regiment O.V.V.I. (1865).
Tribe, Ivan M. Albany, Ohio: The First Fifty Years of a Rural Midwestern Community (1980).
Zang, David W. Fleet Walker’s Divided Heart (1995).
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