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a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person


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a Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil War

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Perhaps Beilein's greatest contribution in Bushwhackers is his attempt to analyze guerilla warfare through a gendered lens, which challenges conventions within military history and shows clearly in his endnotes and bibliography.
Confederate Bushwhacker: Mark Twain in the Shadow of the Civil War.
As editor of Singabout Magazine, the leader of the Bushwhackers, and the driving force behind the establishment of the Sydney Bush Music Club, Meredith was in a position to make his opinions heard.
His topics include school days 1928-34, Sydney and the Eureka Youth League 1947-49, Heathcote and the birth of the Bushwhackers 1952-53, song collecting and the musical Reedy River, Folk Songs of Australia, Walden 1978-81, folk politics and the field collector 1984-87, Breaker's Mate 1995-99, smelling roses and hemlock 1997-99, and into the silence 1999-2001.
Sherman's Special Field Order 120 on November 9, 1864 was explicit: "To corps commanders alone is intrusted the power to destroy mills, houses, cotton-gins, etc.; and for them this general principle is laid down: In districts and neighborhoods where the army is unmolested, no destruction of such property should be permitted; but should guerrillas or bushwhackers molest our march, or should the inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads, or otherwise manifest local hostility, then army commanders should order and enforce a devastation more or less relentless, according to the measure of such hostility."
They told how O'Hara bought them Jagerbombs in Birmingham's Bushwhackers club last Saturday night before inviting them back to the nearby Malmaison Hotel.
But once war had gripped the country, these dense woods of oak, tulip poplar, pine, and hemlock became the dens of men who owed little loyalty to either side--opportunistic and often brutal outlaws and bushwhackers who preyed on defenseless civilians.
Nil Nil Satis remain at the top of their respective league, despite a good win from Bushwhackers who beat former champs Livo Lads to go second.
Sean McLachlan's THE LAST RIDE OF THE JAMES-YOUNGER GANG: JESSE JAMES AND THE NORTHFIELD RAID 1876 (9781849085991, $18.95) tells of two ex-Confederate bushwhackers who became the most famous outlaws in the world - and the events that brought their actions to the limelight.
Sean McLachlan's THE LAST RIDE OF THE JAMESYOUNGER GANG: JESSE JAMES AND THE NORTHFIELD RAID 1876 (9781849085991, $18.95) tells of two ex-Confederate bushwhackers who became the most famous outlaws in the world - and the events that brought their actions to the limelight.
This extraordinary film about the guerilla warfare waged in Missouri and Kansas between Confederate "bushwhackers" and Union "jayhawkers" during the 1860s combines the best attributes of Spielberg's and Tarantino's efforts while avoiding the worst.
According to Judge North Todd Gentry, writing in 1931 and relying on local sources, at least nine black persons were lynched or shot in the county during 1863-64, all "by unknown parties." (264) The circumstances and motives for these killings are mostly lost, with the exception of one particularly savage 1864 incident when a group of black people trying to escape slavery were caught by men dressed in Federal uniforms and thought to be disguised bushwhackers. The attackers took the fugitives into the woods, shot or hung the adults, and returned the two young children in the party to bondage.
Proffit, writing to his sister Louisa in Wilkes County in 1863, noted, "I have been told that the country is full of deserters and no effort is being made to arrest them, but that they are more highly respected than a soldier who is toiling and fighting to redeem their country from chains and Slavery" (61) Notice that Proffit's indignant tone arises from his association of deserters with bushwhackers and the contrast of his duty to their lack of it.
I used to stay up late to watch the Royal Rumbles and WrestleMania and can still remember my favourites - 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, the Legion of Doom and The Bushwhackers.
"Bushwhackers in the Gallery: Antimodernism and the Group of Seven." Antimodernism and Artistic Experience: Policing the Boundaries of Modernity.