From Union Soldier to Confederate Bushwacker: Loyalty and Disloyalty in Civil War West Virginia
In 1862 William, Christopher, and Phillip Raber enlisted in Company K of the 9th Regiment, Virginia (United States) Infantry. As loyal union men, they joined nearly one thousand other volunteers for three years' service to put down the rebellion of the Confederacy. One year later, Phillip, was marched before a firing squad and executed. By war’s end Christopher was an outlaw , and their mother had been arrested and placed in the county jail. Join us as we explore the complex nature of loyalty and disloyalty during the Civil War era.
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Music by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
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