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  1. M

    Discussion Hylan B. Lyon and the Kentucky Rampage of 1864.

    Does Brigadier General Hylan B. Lyon get the credit he deserves? Lyon partly leaned his trade under General Forrest and put it to use in his "Western Kentucky Rampage" of 1864. In the end Lyon's raid probably came to late and was not effective enough to be make him famous, and too late to really...
  2. OldReliable1862

    Building Orders of Battle - Kentucky joins the CSA

    Inspired by @John Wolf Smith's thread, I've done one for the scenario I'm working on, where Grant takes Paducah and Kentucky secedes. Here's my rough idea for the Army of Tennessee, probably the "Army of Kentucky" here: GEN Albert Sidney Johnston MG Leonidas Polk's Corps - MG Beniamin F...
  3. Q

    Discussion A couple Kentucky 1862 questions

    Hello! I have a couple questions. I just came across a message attributed to John Hunt Morgan on July 16, 1862, being sent from Georgetown to Kirby Smith. I'm having a hard time verifying/figuring out what exactly it means in terms of cross referencing with the timeline of Kentucky in 1862 and...
  4. 1

    Thomas W. Martin First Mississippi Mounted Riffles, a Union Man

    Hello I am new here. I have been doing a lot of civil war research to help with my genealogy research. I first started with researching Confederate regimens and history. I had assumed that my ancestor, that I am researching Thomas W. Martin, who was born in Mississippi and lived in Arkansas was...
  5. Taylin

    54th Indiana (3 Months) Company B Skirmish

    August 21st, 1862. Location is either South Western Kentucky or North Western Tennessee at a bridge over the Red River in the Edgfield - Kentucky Railroad Junction area, which is right on the state line basically at Guthrie Kentucky. There's a railroad crossing the Red River both North East of...
  6. 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...
  7. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Beaumont Inn's Cornmeal Batter Cakes

    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 and its creations are practically a religion in the South, but if you have lived in the USA for long, your...
  8. 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...
  9. Belle Montgomery

    Restricted 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Taylin

    Discussion 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...
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