Tom Dooley: The name used in the song "Tom Dooley" for the historical figure Thomas C. Dula. Dula, a Confederate veteran, may well have come home suffering from post-traumatic stress. He was involved in some sort of love triangle two women, Laura Foster and Anne Melton. It is believed that all three ended up with a venereal disease. Foster was murdered, and Dula convicted of the crime and executed; Melton went free although many felt she was an accessory.