"Not of the Ruling Power": Captain Ingram'S Partisan Rangers in California by J.G. Kearney

"Not of the Ruling Power": Captain Ingram'S Partisan Rangers in California

byJ.G. Kearney

Kobo ebook | June 22, 2016

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Not of the Ruling Power A group of six men held up two stages in California one summer night in 1864 and made off with enough silver and bullion to last them a few lifetimes. Handing the second stage driver a blank receipt that stated the funds were going to the aide of the Confederate States of America, the captain of the unit, R. H. Ingram, began the legend of Bullion Bend. Generations of treasure seekers and Civil War enthusiasts have reviewed stories of the holdup and subsequent shoot-out with local law enforcement. The gang was to be known as one of the few Partisan Ranger outfits to operate so far west of the active military operations. Were they really Confederate sympathizers or just a ruthless gang of opportunists making the most of the confusion of the time? Not of the Ruling Power endeavors to reveal a closer look at the individuals involved in this incident as well as the divided loyalties that influenced Californias media, politics, and citizens. Captain Ingrams partisan rangers themselves create a web of links to some of the most pertinent concerns and incidents the United States faced during the Civil War. Not just a holdup in Californias Gold Country, Bullion Bend triggered fears for the Federal Unions national defense. The estimated number of loyal secessionists living in California was enough to cause grave concern that if Ingram and his raiders escaped, a significant following could be encouraged to join them. However, just how loyal were the lawmen involved and to which side? Testimony from the men involved and research, including insightful genealogical sources with accounts from grandchildren of individuals involved, has helped give these figures a truer color and dimension not previously considered. Its a tale that needs no fictional embellishment to be entertaining!

Title:"Not of the Ruling Power": Captain Ingram'S Partisan Rangers in CaliforniaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 22, 2016Publisher:Xlibris USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1524500410

ISBN - 13:9781524500412

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