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Rebels and King's Men

Bertie County in the Revolutionary War

By Gerald W. Thomas

Rebels and King's Men

Approx. 238 pp., 6 x 9, 30 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6451-9
    Published: January 2013

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Rebels and King’s Men documents the contributions of Bertie citizens to the war effort and chronicles their service and sacrifices. Men from the county served in significant numbers in North Carolina’s Continental Line regiments and companies of the county’s detached militia. Contrarily, a segment of the populace devoutly supported King George III and became entwined in a Loyalist conspiracy that sprouted in the northeastern region of North Carolina during the spring and summer of 1777. The plot, once exposed within Bertie and neighboring counties, was quickly and thoroughly crushed by Whig leaders. Rebels and King’s Men portrays the overall dedication of a small rural community to freedom and democracy--the underpinnings of the American experience.

About the Author

Gerald W. Thomas, a native of Bertie County, is a former congressional auditor and retired federal executive. He is the author of Divided Allegiances: Bertie County during the Civil War (1996) and Bertie in Blue: Experiences of Bertie County's Union Servicemen during the Civil War (1998).
For more information about Gerald W. Thomas, visit the Author Page.