Rebels in Blue by Peter F. Stevens
The Story of Keith and Malinda Blalock

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This astonishing Civil War story follows the real-life exploits of a married couple who fought side-by-side as soldiers for the North, the South, and finally for a band of marauding, pro-Union partisans. Based on primary source material from the Watuga County, North Carolina archives, Rebels in Blue provides a fast-paced, gripping narrative of uncommon love and blind revenge set against the turmoil of the Civil War.

About Peter F. Stevens

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Peter F. Stevens is the author of The Mayflower Murderer and Other Forgotten Firsts in American History, and Links Lore: Dramatic Moments and Forgotten Milestones from Golf's History (Brassey's, Inc., 1998).
Published May 1, 1999 by Taylor Trade Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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Mountaineers and avowed Unionists from western North Carolina, the Blalocks were married on the eve of the Civil War and hoped to avoid the coming trouble. Keith was nevertheless coerced into joining

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Veteran features journalist Stevens (The Mayflower Murderer) tracks the Blalocks back to their mountain, where they apprehensively looked on as Southern conscription officers combed the region for ""cannon fodder."" As local men joined both sides, Keith's family pressured him to reenlist.

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