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Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends

Nancy Roberts has often been described to as the "First Lady of American Folklore" and the title is well deserved. Throughout her decades-long career, Roberts documented supernatural experiences and interviewed hundreds of people about their recollections of encounters with the supernatural.

This nationally renowned writer began her undertaking in this ghostly realm as a freelance writer for the Charlotte Observer. Encouraged by Carl Sandburg, who enjoyed her stories and articles, Roberts wrote her first book in 1958. Aptly called a "custodian of the twilight zone" by Southern Living magazine, Roberts based her suspenseful stories on interviews and her rich knowledge of American folklore. Her stories were always rooted in history, which earned her a certificate of commendation from the American Association of State and Local History for her books on the Carolinas and Appalachia.

About the Author

Nancy Roberts (1924–2008) was a popular Southern writer who frequently lectured on folklore and creative writing. She is the author of more than twenty books that together have sold more than a million copies. Roberts earned a degree in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina.


"Just about everybody likes a good ghost story. And ghost hunter/author Nancy Robertshas put together as shivery a selection of other worldly tales as you're likely to find anywhere. . . And whether you believe in ghosts or not, these tales are guaranteed to give you a chill, especially before you go into a dark room alone."—Southern Living
University of South Carolina Press

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Other Titles by Nancy Roberts

Ghosts of the Carolinas

Nancy Roberts
Oct 2019 - University of South Carolina Press
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Ghosts of the Southern Mountains and Appalachia

Nancy Roberts
Oct 2019 - University of South Carolina Press
$14.99 USD - Paperback / softback

North Carolina Ghosts and Legends

Nancy Roberts
Oct 2019 - University of South Carolina Press
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Edgar's Guide to Postman's Park

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The Sadness of Spirits

Aimee Pogson
Sep 2020 - Indiana University Press
$16.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Doctor to the Dead

John H. Bennett, Jr., foreword by Julia Eichelberger, introduction by Julia Eichelberger
Aug 2020 - University of South Carolina Press
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