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Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina

Judkin Browning


In the spring of 1862, Union forces marched into neighboring Carteret and Craven Counties in southeastern North Carolina, marking the beginning of an occupation that would continue for the rest of the war. Focusing on a wartime community with divided allegiances, this book offers insights into the effects of war on southerners and the nature of civil–military relations under long-term occupation, especially coastal residents' negotiations with their occupiers and each other as they forged new social, cultural, and political identities. Unlike citizens in the core areas of the Confederacy, many ... More

Keywords: North Carolina, wartime community, divided allegiances, effects of war, southerners, civil–military relations, long-term occupation, Confederacy, Unionism, Union soldiers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834688
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807877722_browning


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judkin Browning, author