From the Appalachians to the Wiregrass, it's the little known conflict that nearly brought Georgia to the brink of anarchy. A rare look into the irregular war that began with local opposition to secession in 1861 and the passage of conscription in 1862 which led to open rebellion by 1863. This course will include an overview of the operations of state troops and home guard militia to counter draft evasion, desertion and "Tory" activity in the state. The various guerrilla bands that existed during this period are covered in detail. The course includes a look into local history and resources.