Hidden History of Kentucky in the Civil War

Hidden History of Kentucky in the Civil War

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Craig (history, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Paducah) explains that Kentucky pretty much epitomizes the concept of border state: the presidents of both the United and Confederate States were natives, the state was represented on both flags, and Kentuckians joined both armies (well, one or the other, usually) by the tens of thousands. Taking the war years two by two, he discusses such events as the great Graves County gun grab, the Lyon County church still holed by a Yankee bullet, the (General Felix K.) Zollie tree, and a one-man army. A final section gathers miscellaneous tales. Many photographs are provided, but no index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Arcadia Publishing
United We Stand, Divided We Fall" is Kentucky's motto. Yet the Civil War sharply split the Bluegrass State. Kentuckians fought Kentuckians in some of the bloodiest battles of America's bloodiest war. The names and faces of the winning and losing generals of those battles are in most history books. But this book is not like most history books; it is about hidden history. Most of the stories are not found in other books. Some are proof that the Civil War was truly "a brother's war" in the home state of Lincoln and Davis. From the Graves County gun grab to pirates in Paducah to dueling gunboats on the Mississippi, this one-of-a-kind collection of little-known tales by Kentucky historian Berry Craig will captivate Civil War enthusiasts and casual readers alike."

Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781596298538
Branch Call Number: 976.9 C844h
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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