The detectives of William W. Holden, 1869-1870.

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Massengill, Stephen E. “The detectives of William W. Holden, 1869-1870.” North Carolina Historical Review 62.4 (Oct. 1985): 448-87.


Holden used two dozen detectives in an attempt to stop the Ku Klux Klan. See pp. 467-71 on efforts of detectives Lewis H. Mowers, George W. Tillou, and Cyrus S. Reno to deal with the Lowry Band and with Ku Klux Klansman Ash DeVane.

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