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“Abolition Invaders” and Rebel Deliverers

Berry Craig

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” are the oft-quoted words that begin A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens's famous novel set in London and Paris during the French Revolution. ... More


Flag Snatching and Gun Grabbing

Berry Craig

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Purchase, squeezed between a Union army at Cairo, Illinois, and Confederate forces just below the border in Tennessee, looked like the place where neutrality was most likely to be violated. Both ... More


Gibraltar Crumbles

Berry Craig

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

January 1, 1862, marked less than a happy New Year for most of Paducah's citizenry. The Yankees had been in their midst for almost five months. It seemed less and less likely that the Rebels would ... More


The Battle of Paducah

Berry Craig

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

As 1863 waned, so did Rebel fortunes of war. Grant's capture of Vicksburg and Lee's defeat at Gettysburg, occurring simultaneously in July, turned the tide in favor of the Union. Afterward, even the ... More


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