The enormities the people of the South suffered for their experiment in liberty would be unbelievable except for the treasure trove of first-hand accounts they left us. From the long buried archives of Southern history, Mr. Grissom has unearthed letters, diaries, newspaper accounts of the 1860s, and personal recollections of those who survived the brutality of Lincoln’s armies as they burned, looted, tortured, molested, and murdered their way across Dixie. Some of these eyewitness accounts have never before been published, while others have not been in print for almost 140 years. 46 photographs from the era illustrate the text of this historical collection of first-hand accounts. The modern reader may be surprised to find that terrorism was not invented by ISIS.