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A Biography Based On The Life And Legend Of Manson Sherrill Jolly. During The Civil War, Manse Jolly served as a Confederate Scout in The Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland and Tennessee. But it was not until The War ended and he returned to his farm in the Anderson District of South Carolina that he became famous as a Hero of The Confederacy -- and Infamous as an Outlaw.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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The author has combined extensive research with literary extrapolation to bring to life a complex man, and evoke those years of turmoil called Reconstruction. This book is a sincere attempt to understand the Southern angst that gave birth to secession, matured on the bloody battlefields of Civil War, and persists to this day, unreconciled in the hearts and minds of many Americans.From the Author:
All my life I heard stories about Manse Jolly - stories that, when researched, turned out to be mostly unsubstantiated folklore. But the man who emerged when the smoke-screen of folklore settled was, in my mind, infinitely more interesting than the legend. His was a story of struggle and intrigue, corruption and brutality, love and honor - and one man's inexorable path from battlefield horror to trauma-induced madness.
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