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By Kent Dollar,Larry Whiteaker,W. Calvin Dickinson

ISBN-10: 1606352415

ISBN-13: 9781606352410

Kentucky and Tennessee proportion a different and related historical past, having joined the Union because the 15th and 16th states in 1792 and 1796, respectively. in the course of the antebellum interval, Kentuckians and Tennesseans loved a typical tradition, pursued a mostly agricultural lifestyle, and shared many values, relatively a deep-seated dedication to slavery. despite the fact that, the folks of those sister states chanced on themselves on opposing aspects on the most important time in American historical past, as Tennessee sided with the Southern states seceding from the Union, and Kentucky, after a short interval of neutrality, remained unswerving to the Union. every one kingdom assumed huge, immense value to either the Union and the Confederacy, for whichever facet managed them commanded sizeable amounts of assets desperately wanted via the South. possibly most crucial, keep an eye on of this strategic quarter may ensure the place a lot of the battling within the West might occur, both on northern soil or farther south. either states felt the demanding hand of conflict because the clash visited them early and infrequently, and Kentuckians and Tennesseans suffered a similar hardships whereas struggle was once waged inside their borders. unusually, the Civil conflict within the Volunteer and Bluegrass states has now not garnered the eye through students that it merits, and few works have dealt solely with either one of those states. In Border Wars, widespread Civil conflict historians Benjamin Franklin Cooling, Stephen D. Engle, Earl J. Hess, Jack Hurst, and Wiley Sword, in addition to different special students, discover the army contests during this very important area. there have been numerous wars occurring concurrently alongside the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. there has been, after all, the conflict among the Union and the Confederacy, yet there has been additionally scuffling with among the Union occupiers and the pro-Southern civilians they encountered. Hostilities even existed among the Federal military and native Unionists in a few parts, and there has been clash between a few Union generals and between accomplice commanders within the zone. With its distinctive exploration of those wars and conflicts and the contributors concerned, Border Wars provides a tremendous bankruptcy to our nation’s history.

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