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Kentuckians in Gray: Confederate Generals and Field Officers of the Bluegrass State

edited by Bruce S. Allardice and Lawrence Lee Hewitt

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344 pages  Pubdate: 10/17/2014  6 x 9 x .9375  39

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Kentuckians in Gray is a comprehensive collection of biographical sketches of key Confederate military personnel from the Bluegrass state. In addition to providing short profiles of lesser-known colonels, lieutenant colonels, and majors, the book vividly details significant players including Tyree H. Bell, Abraham Buford, Thomas James Churchill, and Richard Taylor. This work will be a standard reference for historians and Civil War buffs of the Bluegrass for years to come.

Bruce S. Allardice is past president of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago and the author of More Generals in Gray.

Lawrence Lee Hewitt is a former professor of history at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Port Hudson, Confederate Bastion on the Mississippi and Louisianians in the Civil War.

Such a source on Kentucky’s Confederate colonels, lieutenant colonels, and majors has never been published--until now. -- James A. Ramage, Regents Professor of History, Northern Kentucky University, and author of Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt Morgan

Kentuckians in Gray offers interesting and valuable biographical essays on the Confederate generals and field-grade officers who were born in Kentucky or whose lives were strongly attached to the state, with full emphasis on their Civil War careers. -- Charles P. Roland, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Kentucky

Kentuckians in Gray makes a noteworthy contribution to Kentucky and Confederate history. The editors have collected a group of informative biographical sketches of every Kentuckian who became a general officer in the Confederate States Army, the famous as well as the not-so famous. The editors also include a bonus, an annotated list of all field grade officers in Confederate units from Kentucky. A valuable reference, this volume should be in the library of both Kentucky history enthusiasts and serious students of the Civil War. -- William J. Cooper, author of Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era

Kentuckians in Gray is an invaluable and original contribution to Kentucky and Civil War history. Both the biographical and bibliographical information in these fine sketches will be of great use to anyone interested in the story of the war in the Bluegrass State and beyond. -- George C. Rable, Charles Summersell Chair in Southern History, University of Alabama, author of Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Kentuckians in Gray is not simply a reference work. The mini-biographies of Kentucky generals make it an interesting and informative read at the same time. -- TOCWOC Blog

It has been mentioned before that 2008 saw the publication of a number of top notch reference books, especially Confederate ones, and Kentuckians in Gray is certainly near the top of the pile. -- cwba.blogspot.com

The biographies narrate interesting stories behind the men and explain how they achieved the various ranks of general in the army. -- Bits and Pieces, Hardin Co. Historical Society

“The biographies narrate interesting stories behind the men and explain how they achieved the various ranks of general in the army.” --Bits and Pieces, Hardin Co. Historial Society

A unique and invaluable reference source, Kentuckians in Gray is essential reading for students and scholars of Kentucky and Confederate military history. -- Matthew E. Stanley -- Ohio Valley History

Bruce Allardice and Lawrence Lee Hewitt have done excellent work in assembling these fascinating biographies. -- David Powell -- Blue & Gray

This work represents a significant addition to the existing literature on the Confederate generals. . . . This volume effectively describes the experiences of Kentucky natives making a choice to serve the Confederate cause while their home state eventually maintained an official allegiance to the Union. -- Jake Struhelka -- West Virginia History

The biographical sketches are of uneven quality, ranging from excellent to outstanding. -- Journal of America's Military Past

A welcome addition to the scholarship on Bluegrass Confederates. -- Journal of Southern History

The real prize is to be found among the lesser lights, men who served on the fringes of war... Bruce Allardice and Lawrence Lee Hewitt have done excellent work in assembling these fascinating biographies. -- Blue & Gray

Twenty-eight professors and historians have written the 39 biographies that make up this definitive text on Confederate generals who were either native Kentuckians or commanded Kentucky brigades. -- Kentucky Kaleidoscope

Anyone interested in the military aspects of the war that was fought inside and beyond Kentucky’s borders will find this volume informative and even eye-opening. -- Park City Daily News

Masterfully rendered, in writing style, originality and breadth of research . . . these individual essays are first-rate pieces of scholarship and tackle, if only briefly, important subjects that determined the different trajectories that Kentucky and Tennessee followed during the war years. -- Bowling Green Daily News

A useful reference for anyone working in Confederate military history, the book is probably most valuable for its coverage of the more obscure generals and of the many 'Kentucky Colonels.' -- A. A. Nofi -- strategypage.com

Kentuckians in Gray is not a simple reference work. The mini-biographies of Kentucky generals make it an interesting and informative read at the same time. . . . This complete list of Kentucky Confederate generals and field officers make the book worthwhile and useful reference work for those studying the men and events from that state. -- Christie Salisbury -- Atlanta Auto Accidental Lawyers Blog

In many ways, the editors have enhanced the Kentucky portions of Ezra J. Warner's classic Generals in Gray . . . the editors include several of the more fascinating personal stories of some of the commanders. . . The list of contributors is impressive and includes recognized scholars such as Nathaniel C. Hughes, William C. Davis, Lowell Harrison, Charles Roland, Brian Willis, and James A. Ramage summarizing the fruits of their previous studies. -- Louisiana History