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Re: Anderson Brooks

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 12:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
If the Tennessee locations you've previously mentioned are in East Tennessee, recall that a number of areas within the official Confederacy -- such as East Tennessee (home of Andrew Johnson), western Virginia (which became the Union-affiliated state of West Virginia) and parts of North Carolina had Union sympathies, just as northern areas such as southeastern Ohio had significant Confederate support and sympathy. While the theory of his being a Union spy may be romantically appealing as an explanation of what you've found, you might google "Occam's Razor" for another perspective. He wouldn't have been a very effective spy if he allowed his political sympathies to be so apparent, and he would have exposed his family to retribution while he was absent.
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ChristineWell... 13 Sep 2012 3:52PM GMT 
ChristineWell... 6 Dec 2012 1:38PM GMT 
tributaries 6 Dec 2012 7:11PM GMT 
ChristineWell... 6 Dec 2012 7:39PM GMT 
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