This image is the cover for the book Guilford County and the Civil War, Civil War Series

Guilford County and the Civil War, Civil War Series

Guilford County residents felt the brutal impact of the Civil War on both the homefront and the battlefield. From the plight of antislavery Quakers to the strength of women, the county was awash in political turmoil. Intriguing abolitionists, fire-breathing secessionists, peacemakers, valiant soldiers and carpetbaggers are some of the figures who contributed to the chaotic time. General Joseph E. Johnston's parole of the Army of Tennessee at Greensboro, as well as the birth of a free black community following the Confederate defeat, brought amazing changes. Local author and historian Carol Moore traces the romantic days in the lead-up to war, the horrors of war itself and the decades of aftermath that followed.

Carol Moore

Carol Moore is a writer and public speaker in Guilford County, North Carolina. She was awarded the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award by the North Carolina Society of Historians for her books, Greensboro's First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in 2006 and Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers in 2008. The United Daughters of the Confederacy presented her with a Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal in 2008 for her historical research and publications amongst other awards.

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