Good boys turn murderers growing up i...

Good boys turn murderers growing up in post-Civil War WNC

There are 1 comment on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Oct 7, 2008, titled Good boys turn murderers growing up in post-Civil War WNC. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Comments on Topix forums : The Red Hill community in Mitchell County where Will, Dick, and Tom Whitson had grown up just before and through the Civil War was remote.

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#1 Oct 8, 2008
""...Likewise, members of George W. Kirk's Mounted Infantry terrorized Confederates and noncombatants in the region. In 1865, the raiders forced the Whitson boys' mother, Matilda, who was pregnant with her second husband's child, to give over the family's meat and oxen. Her husband, Samuel McIntturff, rode up while the raiders were there. Instantly, shots knocked him off his horse and left him bleeding to death in the yard..."""

Kirks Raiders were given free reign of the mountains with Grant's blessing.

"My Ancestors fought the First Terrorists" amen.

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