Re: Unionism in Remote Areas of the South
Alan, don't you suppose most people in these remote areas would be inclined toward neutrality and distrust of both Unionists and Secessionists? I am thinking about an area close to me, the The Big Thicket wilderness in SE Texas. Some people even moved there after the War started to avoid conscription. These men were very dangerous, but had no inclination to join either army. I realize the politics in Texas was unique due to history along with wide variances in climate and topography. Organizing Union soldiers in Texas was probably more difficult than any other Southern state. I believe there were only 4 Union regiments raised in Texas, all cavalry. They needed good horses to they could run away.