Louisville and the Civil War: A History & Guide

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Learn how a thriving antebellum city became a crucial outpost for the Union army while its citizens were besieged with constant fear of guerilla warfare and swift Rebel vengeance. Trace the steps of soldiers, commanders and civic leaders on the enclosed map, which includes over thirty Union forts that once peppered Louisville's landscape, as well as long-forgotten hideaways and hotbeds of insurgence. Explore Union casinos and brothels along Jefferson and Fourth Street; the infamous Louisville Military Prison; Jefferson General Hospital, the third largest during the war; and the original Galt House, site of Union General Bull Nelson's assassination. Join renowned Civil War expert and Louisville native Bryan S. Bush as he traverses Louisville, a city bristling with Civil War history.
ISBN: 9781596295544
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Series: Civil War
Images: 56
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Bryan Bush is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He left only to receive a degree in history and psychology at Murray State. He received his master's degree from the University of Louisville in 2005. Bryan has always had a passion for history, especially the Civil War. He has been a member of many different Civil War historical preservation societies, has consulted for movie companies and other authors, coordinated with museums on displays of various articles and artifacts, has written for magazines, such as Kentucky Civil War Magazine, North/South Trader and Back Home in Kentucky and has worked for many different historical sites. He has always fought hard to maintain and preserve Civil War history in the Western theater. In 1999, Bryan published his first work: The Civil War Battles of the Western Theater. Since then, Mr. Bush has had published Terry's Texas Rangers: The 8th Texas Cavalry, My Dearest Mollie: The Civil War Letters of Brig. Gen. Daniel F. Griffin, 38th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Lloyd Tilghman: Confederate General in the Western Theater, Abraham Lincoln and the Speeds: An Enduring and Devoted Friendship and "Butcher Burbridge": Union General Stephen Gano Burbridge and his Reign of Terror in Kentucky.
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