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The Long Shadow of the Civil WarSouthern Dissent and Its Legacies$
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Victoria E. Bynum

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833810

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898215_bynum

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Occupied at Home

Occupied at Home

Women Confront Confederate Forces in North Carolina's Quaker Belt

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(p.37) Chapter Two Occupied at Home
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The Long Shadow of the Civil War
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Victoria E. Bynum

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807898215_bynum.7

This chapter discusses Franny Jordan and how she followed a “squad of soldiers” who had seized her teenaged son with the intention of forcing him into the Confederate Army. Fearful of what lay ahead, she stopped at the home of a neighbor and enlisted the aid of two young women in retrieving her son. As the women approached the Confederate soldiers, the soldiers cursed them for daring to challenge their authority. When one of the women retorted that they intended to do “no such thing,” the soldiers surrounded her. Crying out “god dam her,” one man urged the others to “take her along too.”

Keywords:   Franny Jordan, soldiers, Confederate Army, Confederate soldiers, authority

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