My great great grandfather participated in the Civil War on the Union Side. He was from Bradley County, Tennessee. This county, as I am sure many others, was deeply divided and there was a rash of killings after the war as retribution for fighting for the other side (Union or Confederate it makes no difference).
My great grandfather moved with his family from Tennessee to Kansas and Missouri before heading out west to Oregon. Through DNA testing, I have linked myself to the Swafford and Howard families, which I notice also followed the migration to the north in particular Missouri.
It is my hope to find specific stories about the Swafford migration to see if there is mention of my families, but less specific and general tales would also be of interest.