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Episode 114 Bloody Madison: The Shelton Laurel Massacre

The Shelton Laurel Massacre in January 1863 is a striking example of divided loyalists and complicated battle lines in North Carolina during the Civil War. 

Marshall, North Carolina Photo by Shannon Ballard

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Episode Sources

The Massacre Men. Scalawag. July 27, 2017
Atrocity at Shelton Laurel. Our State. April 29, 2012
Blood in the Valley: The Shelton Laurel Massacre’s Haunting Legacy. Mountain Xpress Asheville
History and Writing about the Massacre. Vicki Lane Tales of Appalachia 
The Shelton Laurel Massacre, Madison County, NC,Winter of 1863. Shelton Family History Blog

Episode Music

Leoforos Alexandras by Dan Bodan.  Licensed under a Creative Commons.
Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use


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