Civil War in Kentucky, The
Author: Lowell H. Harrison
The Civil War in Kentucky documents the war in a state with a unique position of power, a state whose allegiance to either side was crucial to easing supply problems and creating a strong base of military operations. In this work, Lowell H. Harrison reveals the political temper that made the military situation in Kentucky inevitable, detailing the division within the institutions, communities, and families of the Bluegrass state. Harrison also examines Kentucky’s postwar political climate, demonstrating to readers the emotional, social, and economic tolls the Civil War took and the dissention and uncertainty left in its wake.