IN WOMBLE’S BLUE SHADOW
by Caveat Lector
By Gary DeNeal
Springhouse (Vol. 29 No. 3) reprinted an article about Saline County that was first published in 1934. That article includes the following about Dr. John W. Mitchell of early Harrisburg.
“…Saline County did not declare for secession; but the Knights of the Golden Circle, a semi-military organization which favored the Southern case, were well organized and active. Their methods were similar to those used later by the Ku Klux Klan;”