Remembering Kentucky's Confederates

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For Kentuckians, the Civil War was truly a conflict of brother against brother. As a slave state bordering the United States and the Confederate States, Kentucky had ties to both the North and South. Although its state government remained in the Union, the people of Kentucky were divided in sentiment, prompting some 40,000 Kentuckians to leave their homes to fight for Southern independence. When Confederate soldiers eventually returned from the country's bloodiest war, they were held in high regard by their fellow Kentuckians. To be counted among the state's Confederate veterans was an honor, and when the number of living Confederate veterans began to dwindle, groups across Kentucky raised monuments to their memory. Remembering Kentucky's Confederates presents an overview of the state's Confederate soldiers and units who fought bravely in the War Between the States.
ISBN: 9780738567327
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Geoffrey R. Walden is a native Kentuckian and a descendant of Kentucky Confederate soldiers. As a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Walden has studied and researched stories of Confederates across the state. Along with images of soldiers during the war, veteran reunions, and the monuments erected in their name, this intriguing book features previously unreleased photographs from public and private archives.
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