kentucky

  1. Eleanor Rose

    Kentucky Remembers Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park On our recent exploration of the Bluegrass State, @Southern Unionist and I particularly enjoyed passing through Hodgenville, KY and viewing their many tributes to President Lincoln. This place is definitely worth a visit for anyone who...
  2. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Beaumont Inn's Cornmeal Batter Cakes

    Cornmeal cakes pictured with beaten biscuits. (Courtesy of Jane Ammeson / Herald Palladium food columnist) I mentioned Cornmeal Cakes in another thread so I thought I'd share the recipe. The Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, KY is famous for them and sells the cornmeal in their gift shop. Cornmeal...
  3. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion Commissioners battle over Civil War site preservation in Frankfort Kentucky

    Questions flew Monday night as city commissioners said they were caught off guard with the recent construction of a mountain bike trail by Boy Scouts on what some consider to be hallowed Civil War ground. The topic arose during the public comment period a t the Frankfort City Commission’s work...
  4. Belle Montgomery

    Fate of Civil War marker at WKU remains unclear

    Marker 67, which notes Bowling Green as a former Confederate state capital, remains in storage after it was removed as part of a construction project. Months after its removal, the fate of a historical marker noting Bowling Green as a former state capital of the Confederacy remains unclear...
  5. Derrick

    Fort Donelson Diary-LT. Sam Cox, 17th Kentucky

    Sam Cox was a young lieutenant in the 17th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Company A. He had joined up the previous fall, and spent the winter at Camp Calhoun on the Green River in Calhoun, Kentucky. There are not any entries in his diary until February 9th, 1862, the day they leave the camp to...
  6. Derrick

    Forrest's First: The Battle of Sacramento

    Hello everyone, I recently completed a short write-up on the Battle of Sacramento, Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest's first real fight. In 2001 my parents took me to see the reenactment in Sacramento. I was enamored with the sites of the horses and the smoke, the masses of men marching...
  7. USS ALASKA

    Monuments Establishment of the Camp Nelson National Monument signed into Federal Law

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by section 320301 of title 54, United States Code, hereby proclaim the objects identified above that are situated upon lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the Federal...
  8. Derrick

    Lt. Sam Cox, 17th Kentucky Diary Entry from Shiloh

    Below I have shared the Diary of Samuel K. Cox, a young lieutenant in the 17th Kentucky Infantry, while the regiment was at Pittsburg Landing. Cox and the 17th fought at Fort Donelson, and so, were some of the veteran troops Grant had at Shiloh. He offers key details that are corroborated by...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    A Kentuckian's Forgotten Gift, Mary Todd's Rifles

    Frank Leslie depicted ' Kentucky ', in a memorable spread early in the war. Union flags fly on these steam boats despite the state's turmoil over loyalties. Mary Todd Lincoln really couldn't win. Raised in a wealthy, slaveholding family with roots reaching deep inside the new Confederacy ...
  10. Derrick

    Lt. Col. Gabriel Netter

    Gabriel Netter is probably a name most people have never heard of when studying the Civil War. His service was short, but his heart was fully in it. He was beloved by his men and respected by his enemies. One of his soldiers remembered that he was, "Gentle as a lamb, brave as a lion." Netter...
  11. Derrick

    Interesting 1862 Newspaper Article-Advance on Madisonville, KY

    While doing some research for my book, I came across this very interesting read from the Evansville Daily Journal. One of the soldiers of the 65th Indiana wrote this piece and sent it to the paper for print. In August of 1862, Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson captured Clarksville, Tennessee...
  12. huskerblitz

    Fort Hill

    Fort Hill is a hill overlooking downtown Frankfort, Kentucky, where military fortifications were built during the American Civil War to protect the city and its pro-Union state government. Although the Commonwealth of Kentucky did not secede from the Union, an attempt was made to set up a...
  13. OldReliable1862

    Confederate Kentucky - Planning Thread

    Hi everybody, my Confederate Kentucky timeline has languished in development hell for a while now, and will likely be there a little longer still. My main reason for this is concerns over plausibility in various respects. I've asked several of the best minds available on both this site and other...
  14. Taylin

    Battle at Panther Creek, Kentucky.

    Historical Marker Now admittedly, this marker doesn't do a great deal of justice. A few google searches doesn't turn much up apart from the marker itself, fortunately though we have newspapers and reports from the Indiana Legion to read and enjoy, I will transcribe below the newspaper and...
  15. donna

    Recreated Bourbon Biscuit Pudding, a culinary delight

    Our Kentucky Bourbon is as famous as our Kentucky horses, you forgive this association for not knowing which to be prouder of! This banquet was held post war, but we'd been at it for awhile. Tradition still holds, just follow the culinary trail! One of the signature desserts on the Kentucky...
  16. CoffeeDrinker71

    My G-G-G Grandfather's Photo - 10th Kentucky Cavalry

    Hello everyone! I have this low quality photo of my G-G-G Grandfather in his uniform. His name is Joseph McAllister Cazzell from Greenup, Kentucky. He served in the 10th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company "K". He also later served in the 54th Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Infantry. I was...
  17. SWMODave

    A Kentucky farm boy describes army life

    Courtesy findagrave Taken from the book "Behold He Cometh In The Clouds - A Religious Treatise from Inspiration and Illumination" By George Washington Noble 5th Kentucky Infantry CSA That was the first time I had ever tried that kind of business. The captain drilled us. A company was 100 men...
  18. SWMODave

    John Hunt Morgan sends greetings with captured telegraph

    Courtesy Pinterest John Hunt Morgan by the Mort Kunstler After the Battle of Shiloh, Kentuckian Colonel John Hunt Morgan took his 900 men on a 3 week raid into his home state, destroying US supplies and causing much consternation to Union troops and Federal officials. After capturing the town...
  19. James N.

    The Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862

    Part I - Preparations for Battle The battle fought at Perryville, Kentucky, on October 8, 1862 was the culmination of the Confederate invasion of Kentucky and another of those unplanned and unwanted conflicts common during the war. It was fought over the rolling hills like those above in the...
  20. ericfjames

    James-Younger Gang 2017 & Family Reunion - All Invited

    In the land of the bluegrass and John Hunt Morgan, the James-Younger Gang will gather with family & friends to consider what history has ignored. YOU ARE INVITED History has ignored the beginning of the story of the James-Younger Gang, their related families, and their social community...
  21. kbear

    Help needed - Kentucky info

    I need some help figuring out who the man that wrote this letter was (besides Jonathan T Wiggenton :bounce:) and what his involvement may have been. To me there's indication that he may have been a partisan leader but then again not with the commission (??). Thought maybe the mention of Loyd...
  22. ericfjames

    What made a Civil War guerrilla?

    "What made a Civil War guerrilla?" is a symposium topic for the National James-Younger Gang annual conference, held this year in Georgetown, Kentucky, Sep 28-Oct 1, 2017. The conference is open to the general public. Details will be available in April. The theme of this conference is "What ended...


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