I found a reference to a Thomas Spurgeon of Bradley Co, TN that might be of interest. In Noel Fisher's Book War at Every Door:Partisan Politics and Guerrilla Violence in East Tennessee, 1860-1869", he states that "Other famous civilian pilots included Thomas Spurgeon, a Bradley County Unionist nicknamed the 'Red Fox'. ..." These pilots aided the smuggling of loyalist recruits out of Confederate held east Tennessee to Kentucky where they could join the Union army. Anyone know the genealogy of this Thomas Spurgeon? I have a female ancestor Mary Jane Webb who married a Zachariah Taylor Spurgeon in Sevier Co, TN. Zachariah's father was James Spurgeon. Are James and Thomas related?