Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, And Guerrilla Violence In A Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865 (conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions Of The American Civil War)

Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, And Guerrilla Violence In A Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865 (conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions Of The American Civil War)
Tags: Barton A. Myers

Until now, Civil War scholars considered Bright and the Union incursion that culminated in his gruesome death as only a historical footnote. In Executing Daniel Bright, Barton A. Myers uses these events as a window into the wider experience of local guerrilla conflict in North Carolina's Great Dismal Swamp region and as a representation of a larger pattern of retaliatory executions and murders meant to coerce appropriate political loyalty and military conduct on the Confederate homefront.