“The definitive history of the Shelton Laurel Massacre, but more important it is a path-breaking study of a principal theater of the guerrilla aspect of the Civil War. Paludan has succeeded admirably in rooting a historically neglected topic in the lives of ordinary people.” Frank L. Burne, American Historical Review. Shelton Laurel, Madison County, North Carolina. Indexed. Paperback. 144 pages.