Seeking Family Stories of Civil War West Tennessee

With Hurst’s Wurst now published and selling reasonably well, I’ve begun looking ahead to new book projects and considering a few different subjects to work on.

One idea I have is a book with stories of what people on the home front experienced during the Civil War, particularly in West Tennessee. I am especially interested in stories of guerrilla attacks on homes and farms and what people did to defend themselves or simply survive. Some of these I’ve already shared in my latest book, but I’m sure there are many more that have never been recorded or at least published. It’s hard to imagine what the “common folk” went through, living under the constant fear of soldiers–both Union and Confederate–foraging on their property for the “greater good” of the armies, not to mention the home guards and guerrillas who pretty much did as they pleased.

I’d love to hear your stories!