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.
In the late 1880s Bob Sims declared himself a prophet with more than 100 followers in his Choctaw County Alabama cult. His belief that no man could establish laws over him led to a bloody chapter in Alabama history
Episode 103 The worst maritime disaster in US history occurred on April 27, 1865. Overshadowed by the end of the Civil War and assassination of President Lincoln, the death of nearly 1800 souls was not front page news and conspiracy theories of how the ship went down were rampant FOLLOW AND LISTEN: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora | RSS Feed… Continue reading Episode 103 Disaster on the Mississippi Tragedy of the SS Sultana
Show update and preview of patron exclusive Southern Mysteries Shorts. Listen to the story of Jacob Miller, the most remarkable survivor of the Civil War. Jacob Miller, after the Civil War. Photo: Public Domain Jacob Miller survived a bullet wound to the head during a battle in the Civil War. Miller wears his medal of… Continue reading Show Update and Patreon Preview
Duels were common in America until the end of the Civil War. They were most common in the south where the slightest offense could result in a challenge with duelists following a “polite” code of honor.