Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at Little Switzerland Books and Beans on Friday, August 30, from 3-5. A book signing will follow. Julia will read from her latest books A Neighborhood Changes, A Part of Me, and A Place That Was Home.See More
"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past. At the east end, the 21st century reigns. Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away . Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
I have not written a book specifically on Cherokee history yet. I have done several short things on the topic of the Cherokee in the Civil War. I am the responsible applicant for the new Highway Historical Marker in Bryson City. The marker recognizes the Battle at Deep Creek Feb. 2, 1864, which was a Union attack directly targeting the Cherokee people. I believe women and children were killed but their is no mention of them in the records. The application which was posted on this site and it contains a lot of information. See Civil War forum.
The Cherokee were dedicated Confederates. Just like the rest of the population they began to see that the South could not win the war. The Union tactics became more and more vicious and the Cherokee people suffered terreibly. Many Cherokee were captured and many, just like white Confederates, began to switch sides. Some did it to save themselves, some did it to get food for their starving children and some did it for personal gain. Just like their white neighbors, almost none did it because of loyalty to the Union. After the war the majority Cherokees were said to have killed all or some of those who were deemed traitors.
I have documented at least fifty (50) Cherokees who died in Confederate service. I estimate that at least ten (10) were killed or died of wounds at the Battle of Deep Creek but records kept by Col. Thomas are incomplete or missing.
I think you should read all of my blog postings here on The Read. I'm confident you'll find it interesting.
Also, my novel The Fifth Skull is the story of a white Confederate and his Cherokee friend who is the hero of the story. It follows the two to the Indian wars out west. If you're interested in Cherokee History you'll find the character John Rattler very interesting.