Kentucky Rebel Town: The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County (Hardback)William A. Penn (author)
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In this fascinating book, William A. Penn provides an impressively detailed account of the region that saw more major military action during the Civil War than anywhere else in Kentucky. Because of its political leanings and strategic position along the Kentucky Central Railroad, Harrison County became the target of multiple raids by Confederate general John Hunt Morgan. Conflict in the area culminated in the Second Battle of Cynthiana, in which Morgan's men clashed with Union troops led by Major General Stephen G. Burbridge (the ""Butcher of Kentucky""), resulting in the destruction of much of the town by fire.
Penn draws on dozens of period newspapers as well as personal journals, memoirs, and correspondence from citizens, slaves, soldiers, and witnesses to provide a vivid account of the war's impact on the region. Featuring new maps that clearly illustrate the combat strategies in the various engagements, Kentucky Rebel Town provides an illuminating look at divided loyalties and dissent in Union Kentucky.
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 30 mm
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