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The Other Feud
The Other Feud

Our Price: $17.95
Pages: 180
Trim: 6 x 9
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-7350739-6-5


William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield in the Civil War

by Philip Hatfield, PH. D

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.

“…a refreshingly dispassionate look at Devil Anse’sConfederate 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

About the author:

Philip Hatfield, PhD., is a member of the Company of Military Historians, and holds a doctorate in psychology from Fielding University; a master’s degree in psychology from Marshall University; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and history from the University of Charleston. Dr. Hatfield is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and has written five books and numerous scholarly articles related to the Civil War. He is the great-great-great grandson of Alec (Ale) Hatfield, a cousin of Devil Anse