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Illegal Whiskey Production

The center of illegal whiskey production in the three-state corner of NC, SC, and GA was the small town of Moccasin, Georgia. In the spring of 1885, revenuers arrested two Moccasin bootleggers, brought them to Highlands, and locked them in the Highlands House to await trial. When Moccasin Township got wind of the arrest, they dispatched an army of 18 volunteers to free their citizens and carried with them a Declaration of War.