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Civil War in Kentucky

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Published by University Press of Kentucky .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • U.S. Local History - Old Southwest States,
  • History - Military / War,
  • USA,
  • Military - General,
  • Civil War, 1861-1865,
  • History,
  • Kentucky

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages123
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8022309M
    ISBN 100813114195
    ISBN 109780813114194

    Lexington, Kentucky was a city of importance during the American Civil War, with notable residents participating on both sides of the included John C. Breckinridge, Confederate generals John Hunt Morgan and Basil W. Duke, and the Todd family, who mostly served the Confederacy although one, Mary Todd Lincoln, was the first lady of the United States, wife of President Abraham Lincoln.   The Battle of Perryville, Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle, was fought on October 8, , just seventeen miles from Pleasant Hill. Both Union and Confederate armies took advantage of the Shakers’ pacifist nature. Their belief in serving those who were in need wiped out the community’s resources when thousands of troops arrived on.


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Civil War in Kentucky by Lowell H. Harrison Download PDF EPUB FB2

In "The Civil War in Kentucky", Harrison presents readers a concise but informative overview of the conflict in the bluegrass state. Kentucky was strategically vital for both north and south.

Most of the state's population was pro-slavery yet conversely by: The Civil War in Kentucky. Lowell H. Harrison. Rating details 34 ratings 2 reviews. " The Civil War scene in Kentucky, site of few full-scale battles, was one of crossroad skirmishes and guerrilla terror, of quick incursions against specific targets and equally quick withdrawals.

Yet Kentucky was crucial to the military strategy of the war/5. Top scholars contribute to this book of essays on the complex series of battles and political maneuvers for control of Kentucky during the Civil War/5(5).

"Historian Berry Craig has written a book long needed in Kentucky history, Civil War history, and the history of the nation."― Kentucky Monthly "Craig's extensive research and incorporation of a wide variety of primary documents ensure this book will become the definitive work on the political, social, and military climate of the Purchase region during the Civil War."―/5(7).

The Civil War and Readjustment in Kentucky. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, pages. Davis, William C. and Meredith L. Swentor, ed. Bluegrass Confederate: The Headquarters Diary of Edward O. Guerrant. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, The purpose of this study about the Civil War in the Kentucky-Tennessee Upper Cumberland is to examine and portray the special character of the devastating war time activities, including the war's impact on local residents and their tradition based culture throughout the war years and during the subsequent decades, even down to the present time/5(3).

Kentucky's motto may be "united we stand, divided we fall," but during the civil war, brother fought brother to the bitter end. The Civil War sharply split the Bluegrass State. Kentuckians fought Kentuckians in some of the bloodiest battles of America's bloodiest war/5.

Civil War Lexington, Kentucky: Bluegrass Breeding Ground of Power (Civil War Series): Leet, Joshua H., Leet, Karen M.: : Books. Flip to back Flip to front. Listen Playing Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.

Learn more/5(8). The Bluegrass region of Kentucky was the only part of the slaveholding South Abraham Lincoln knew intimately. How the cultural environment of Lexington, the home of Lincoln's wife, with its pleasure-loving aristocracy, its distinguished political leaders, and its slave auctions shaped his opinions on slavery and secession is traced in these pages.1/5(1).

In the historiography of the Civil War, Kentucky is treated primarily as a border state, with special attention to the social divisions during the secession crisis, invasions and raids, internal violence, sporadic guerrilla warfare, federal-state relations, the ending of slavery, and the return of Confederate veterans.

The Civil War scene in Kentucky, site of few full-scale battles, was one of crossroad skirmishes and guerrilla terror, of quick incursions against specific targets and equally quick withdrawals. Yet Kentucky was crucial to the military strategy of the war.

For either side, a Kentucky held secure against the adversary would have meant easing of supply problems and an immeasurably stronger Cited by: What this division meant militarily is made clear as Lowell H.

Harrison traces the movement of troops and the outbreaks of violence. What it meant to the social and economic fabric of Kentucky and to its postwar political stance is another theme of this book.

In "The Civil War in Kentucky", Harrison presents readers a concise but informative overview of the conflict in the bluegrass state. Kentucky was strategically vital for both north and south.

Most of the state's population was pro-slavery yet conversely anti-secessionist/5(7). From tothe border separating eastern Kentucky and south-western Virginia represented a major ideological split. This book shows how military invasion of this region led to increasing 4/5(1).

Great Civil War Stories of Kentucky Book $ Great Civil War Stories of Kentucky is a fresh look at the “War Between the States” and the role of Kentuckians in the conflict.

This book contains a collection of engagements, incidents, colorful characters, and even lighter moments that have thus far been overlooked by scholars and historians. LaRue County is in Central Kentucky, around 80 miles west of Mercer County. Untilit was part of Hardin County. Being the birthplace of the United States President, Abraham Lincoln, LaRue County had close connections with much of Kentucky’s Civil War politics.

Despite the fact that Kentucky declared neutrality at the onset of the Civil War, several key battles were fought here – including the Battle of Perryville and the Battle of Camp Wildcat, one of the earliest engagements in the a result, the graves of hundreds of Union and Confederate soldiers can be found in Kentucky, from Camp Nelson National Cemetery to city cemeteries in Richmond.

The Civil War in Kentucky Hardcover – Illustrated, April 1, by Kent Masterton Brown (Author), Kent Masterson edited by Brown (Author) out of 5 stars 5 ratings. See all formats and editions. Hide other formats and by: 2. The Civil War scene in Kentucky, site of few full-scale battles, was one of crossroad skirmishes and guerrilla terror, of quick incursions against specific targets and equally quick withdrawals.

Yet Kentucky was crucial to the military strategy of the war. For either side, a Kentucky held secure against the adversary would have meant easing of supply problems and an immeasurably stronger base. " The Civil War scene in Kentucky, site of few full-scale battles, was one of crossroad skirmishes and guerrilla terror, of quick incursions against specific targets and equally quick withdrawals.

Yet Kentucky was crucial to the military strategy of the war. For either side, a Kentucky held secure against the adversary would have meant easing of supply problems and an immeasurably stronger Reviews: 1.

Any one interested in a Civil War Book by David T. Moore, click here to check it out. The book is available for purchase for $20 and is over 4, pages long. Both Union and Confederate forces considered Kentucky crucial to success. Lincoln reputed to have said that he hoped to have God on his side, but that he must have Kentucky.

North and South fight for control of a vital region Kentucky and Tennessee share a unique and similar history, having joined the Union as the fifteenth and sixteenth states in andrespectively. During the antebellum period, Kentuckians and Tennesseans enjoyed a common culture, pursued a largely agricultural way of life, and shared many values, particularly a deep/5(1).

Lowell Harrison, professor emeritus of history at Western Kentucky University, is the author of many books, including George Rogers Clark and the War in the West, The Civil War in Kentucky, Kentucky's Road to Statehood, Lincoln of Kentucky, and Kentucky's Governors.4/5(1).

" The Civil War scene in Kentucky, site of few full-scale battles, was one of crossroad skirmishes and guerrilla terror, of quick incursions against specific targets and equally quick withdrawals.

Yet Kentucky was crucial to the military strategy of the by: When the Civil War broke out, thousands of Kentuckians struggled to maintain the state's neutrality in deciding which side to support. Although Kentucky was a slaveholding state, most of the population did not wish to secede from the Union.

More thanKentucky solders fought on both sides, in the Eastern and Western Theaters. Browse over reprints of rosters, regimental histories and personal narratives of the war.

These books record the names and chronicle the experiences of hundreds of thousands of common soldiers. For faster results, type a KEYWORD or SURNAME in the SEARCH window which can be found at the top of this page (or under M.

In the book Border War, Stanley Harrold specifically searches the ideas of social clashes between the North and South before the civil war actually began. Harrold 's research solely states the history leading up to the war, which clearly emphasizes the role of slavery and its importance in the history.

Kentucky Civil War Map of Battles. Kindle Available Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle On October 8,Union and Confederate forces clashed near Perryville, Kentucky, in what would be the largest battle ever fought on Kentucky soil.

this book also debunks many of the myths and some of the commonly held beliefs of what took place. Civil War in Kentucky: lt;table class="vertical-navbox nowraplinks plainlist" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="0" style="float: World Heritage Encyclopedia, the.

"This book deals exclusively with Kentucky during the Civil War and is one of the most concise books on a subject that is oftentimes bypassed by Civil War historians Leatherneck" -- Leatherneck, "This book is sharp as a tack -- well researched, condensed, and eminently readable/5(1).

Civil War Lexington, KY Book. likes. A page for the book "Civil War Lexington, Kentucky: Bluegrass Breeding Ground of Power".

" The Civil War scene in Kentucky, site of few full-scale battles, was one of crossroad skirmishes and guerrilla terror, of quick incursions against specific targets and equally quick withdrawals. Yet Kentucky was crucial to the military strategy of the war.

For either side, a Kentucky held Pages: Kentucky played a key role in the Civil War, as the site of the decisive Battle of Richmond, the bloody Battle of Perryville, and as home to one of the largest African-American recruitment and training centers in the nation, Camp Nelson.

Below, explore Kentucky Civil War sites including trails, museums, cemeteries and battlefields, where you can learn more about this difficult chapter of. Kentucky author’s book leads to Medal of Honor for Civil War soldier – years later Memoirs of Lieutenant John M.

Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry, and The Civil War in Kentucky. Topics: Tennessee -- History Civil War, Fiction, Kentucky -- History Civil War, Fiction.

California Digital Library. Norman Holt; a story of the Army of the Cumberland. Civil War Books. Created on. February 25 ARossi Archivist. ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS. Jeff Kaplan Archivist.

scanner-gardner. Civil War History "A rare Border State diary which is most informative in describing how a divided urban community handled wartime scarcity, internal divisions, and the impact of black emancipation and freedom."—Filson History Quarterly "Vividly illustrates how the Civil War in the border states estranged neighbors and broke apart families.

A great site is "The Kentucky Civil War Bugle". The magazine has great articles and map of all Civil War sites in Ky and much more.

It is at An overall excellent book on war in Ky. is "Kentucky's Civil War It is compilation of articles on Civil War in Ky. by many distinguished writers. (pen drawings).

Title devised from content of atlas. Statement of responsibility from leaf [15]. Accompanied by a piece of tracing paper with autograph of O.O. Howard Maj. Gen. and P.H. Sheridan Maj. Gen. (9 x 10 cm.). LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Acquisitions control no. Contested Borderland is the first Civil War study exclusively devoted to the border separating eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia.

McKnight's unprecedented geographical analysis of military tactics and civilian involvement provides a new and valuable dimension to the story of a region facing the turmoil of : Brian D. Mcknight. Kentucky: History of The Civil War in America Volume 2 Book 4 - Ebook written by Comte De Paris.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Kentucky: History of The Civil War in America Volume 2 Book 4.

The Newburgh Raid was a successful raid by Confederate partisans on Newburgh, Indiana, on Jmaking it the first town in a northern state to be captured during the American Civil War. Confederate colonel Adam Rankin Johnson led the raid by using a force of only about 35 men he had recruited from nearby Henderson, Kentucky.

They confiscated supplies and ammunition without a .Kentucky was a border state during the Civil War. Its legislators preferred neutrality at the beginning of the war, since it had strong ties to both sides.

In the election, most of the state congressional seats went to Union sympathizers. In Septembera Confederate army went into Kentucky, thus breaking its neutrality, and a Union army followed.&#;During the war, many battles and.Lowell Hayes Harrison (Octo – Octo ) was an American historian specializing in on graduated from College High (Bowling Green, Kentucky).

He received a B.A. from Western Kentucky University inthen enrolled at New York University where he earned an M.A. in and a PhD inboth in history. He then attended the London School of Economics on a.