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Trim: 6 x 9
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-7350739-6-5

The Other Feud

William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield in the Civil War
Philip Hatfield, PhD.

A little known fact about the Hatfield and McCoy feud is that nearly all of the men involved were also Civil War veterans. The Hatfield patriarch, William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield served as an officer in the Confederate army 1861-1865. He was involved in numerous raids and small battles in the western Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee areas. Unfortunately, most historians have inaccurately reported his military service. This brief but detailed work debunks several myths about Devil Anse’s Confederate service and sheds more insight into one of the most mysterious characters in American folk history.


“Dr. Hatfield dispels many of the longstanding myths and misrepresentations about the legendary feudist’s wartime exploits and provides a well-researched glimpse of wartime conditions in the mountainous region.”
– James M. Prichard, historian

“…a refreshingly dispassionate look at Devil Anse’s Confederate service …the author avoids common pitfalls of descendant biographies… The Other Feud provides a good starting point for researchers interested in this area of feud history.”
– Andrew Wagonhoffer, Civil War Books and Authors

Pages: 180