In 1861, when the country was less than 100 years old, a broken union threatened the very idea of America. For four years, a civil war desolated this country’s land and people.The motives of this war are still debated, but there is no dispute over the end result:More deaths than every other war in United States history combined. More freed than at any other time in world history. Explore the unique and courageous stories from Williamson County, a place with Union sympathies in the midst of the Confederacy.
Be sure to visit the online exhibit for Courage & Contradiction: Civil War Stories of Williamson County, too.