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Manse: One Man's War - Radio Reader
NPR - Radio Reader ^ | 8/31/2005 | Wilton Earle - Dick Estell

Posted on 08/31/2005 7:20:46 PM PDT by Theophilus

Manse: One Man's War by Wilton Earle

Wilton Earle book

During the Civil War, Manse Jolly served as a Confederate Cavalry Scout in the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee.  But it was not until the war ended, and he returned to his farm in South Carolina, that he became famous as a hero of the Confederacy…and infamous as an outlaw.        

In “Manse”, author Wilton Earle has employed extensive research to bring to life a complex man, and evoke those years of turmoil called Reconstruction when the Confederate States were a defeated nation occupied by the United States Army.                   Manse is a story of struggle and intrigue, corruption and brutality, love and honor, and one man’s inexorable path from battlefield horrors to trauma-induced madness.                  




 

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: civilwar; dixie; mansejolly; npr; rebel
Sounds like a good story to listen to on the radio and forget about our troubles for a little while.
1 posted on 08/31/2005 7:20:53 PM PDT by Theophilus
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To: Theophilus

What a surprise to see this post! Manse Jolley is my G-G-G-G-G Uncle. I found out about him while researching my family's genealogy, bought and read the book. He was a fascinating character, wasn't he? Although he would probably be considered a serial killer nowadays, his story certainly puts the whole reconstruction era into perspective, doesn't it? Maybe I shouldn't be, but I am proud to have him in my family....:)


2 posted on 08/31/2005 8:45:12 PM PDT by Lorraine
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I'm sure curious to hear/read more about him. It's neat that you were able to trace the relationship.


3 posted on 08/31/2005 9:28:51 PM PDT by Theophilus (Save Little Democrats, Stop Abortion)
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