About the story… Will and Suzanne scratched out a living in the North Carolina mountains. Life was hard but their small farm was their little piece of Eden. When the Civil War broke out, they faced a desperate situation – they lived in the South yet they favored the Union cause.
“Without a Country” is based on the story of James Wilburn “Will” and Suzanne Lusk Clark. Will narrowly escaped death on the way to join the Federal army. He hid in the mountains to elude a Home Guard that made sport of killing men who avoided Confederate service. Meanwhile, Suzanne faced a Guard that torched her barn and stole her food. Bears and panthers lurked in the shadows, food was scarce and terror was a constant companion.