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Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

by Berry Craig

During the Civil War, the majority of Kentuckians supported the Union under the leadership of Henry Clay, but one part of the state presented a striking exception.

Kentucky’s Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

by Berry Craig

Throughout the Civil War, the influence of the popular press and its skillful use of propaganda was extremely significant in Kentucky.

For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

by Brian R. McEnany

During the tense months leading up to the American Civil War, the cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point continued their education even as the nation threatened to dissolve around them.

Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder

by Kevin M. Levin

The battle of the Crater is known as one of the Civil War’s bloodiest struggles—a Union loss with combined casualties of 5,000, many of whom were members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) under Union Brigadier General Edward Ferrero.

Kentucky Rebel Town: The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County

by William A. Penn

On April 22, 1861, within weeks of the surrender at Fort Sumter, fresh recruits marched to the Cynthiana, Kentucky, depot—one of the state’s first volunteer companies to join the Confederate army.