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Lee-Peacock Feud, History Channel

Today, I accidently tuned into the History Channel and saw a 15 minute reenactment with commentary about the Lee-Peacock Feud that was concentrated in the Leonard, Fannin County, Texas area, but spread over several counties of Northeast Texas. ..It was rather generic, but did mention Bob Lee, Louis Peacock, and the Lee-Peacock Feud several times. ..Only the Wildcat Thicket and Northeast Texas was mentioned -- no counties or towns.

Of course, many of the people involved in this Lee-Peacock Feud (1865 until after 1871) were mentioned in the
militia listings of my volume II. ..Some were followers of Henry Boren who enrolled in the Confederate Brush Battalion commanded by Major J.R. Diamond. ..I devoted about 30 pages of my 1,022-page book to studying these (about) two thousand men in the bush in 1863.
When I looked on >><<, I was disappointed to find the following description of the program that I had just seen.


Jan 3, 2007, 02:00 p.m.

Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War:

Despite common belief, the Civil War does not end in 1865, and the blood of many Americans continues to flow freely. It is a period known as "Reconstruction." America is supposed to be reuniting and healing its wounds, but what emerges is a picture of murder, terrorism and chaos as "free" black men and women remain enslaved by a South that does not completely surrender. Insurgencies led by ex-Confederate soldiers rip through every southern state. America's first terrorist group, the Ku Klux Klan, is formed. Hundreds are butchered in citywide race riots, like the infamous New Orleans Massacre of 1866. Counter-insurgency groups form, like the Lowry Gang, who fights a guerilla-style battle against Confederates and northern carpetbaggers like D.P. Upham, who battles the Klan in Arkansas. All Americans feel the Civil War's aftershocks for years, while some believe its tremors are felt even today.


I looked at their schedule through Jan 11th, 2006 and this program will not be re-aired.


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