Sons of East Tennessee

Civil War Veterans Divided and Reconciled

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About the Book

Two aging Civil War veterans mourned the death of their sons at a joint funeral in Knoxville National Cemetery. One, a cavalry general, had fought for the Union. The other had served as surgeon/major of a Confederate cavalry regiment. They met for the first time at the graves of their sons—two army lieutenants and University of Tennessee graduates killed together in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Newspaper accounts presented the encounter as an example of reconciliation between North and South. This book recounts the meeting of two families from opposing sides of the war—both rooted in East Tennessee, a region harshly divided by the conflict—placing their story in the context of America’s reconciliation narrative at the end of the 19th century.

About the Author(s)

Jack Brubaker has been a journalist for 50 years and writes a weekly column on local history and culture for LNP, the daily newspaper in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has written more than a dozen books and magazine articles, and has given more than one hundred and fifty lectures on his books and other subjects.

Bibliographic Details

Jack Brubaker
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 50 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8414-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4430-1
Imprint: McFarland