Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War Setting & Symbolism

Tony Horwitz
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The Civil War

A war between northern and southern states that began after several southern states formally seceded from the Union. The war began in 1861 and was largely fought in the South. The Confederate troops eventually surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia.

Todd County, Kentucky

A region of Kentucky that was not part of the Confederacy but where Horwitz found a strong tradition of identity with the South. It was the site of the killing of Michael Westerman described in Chapter 5.

Shiloh

A battlefield park in Tennessee where Horwitz visits on the anniversary of the major battle that was fought there. He encounters several other "pilgrims" who had taken similar trips to the park.

Gone With the Wind

A novel by Margaret Mitchell about a wealthy southern family in Georgia during the Civil War. The novel was made into a popular movie in the 1930s. Although the book was entirely...

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