The Civil War in Kentucky
"This book deals exclusively with Kentucky during the Civil War and is one of the most concise books on a subject that is oftentimes bypassed by Civil War historians."—Leatherneck"
"This book is sharp as a tack—well researched, condensed, and eminently readable."—Lexington Herald-Leader"
"A crisp, concise, well-written study of a state thrust into a unique wilderness by the secession crisis."—North Carolina Historical Review"
"Specialists in Kentucky Civil War history should be delighted with the concise, balanced interpretations and sound conclusions."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society"
"A vivid treatment of the Civil War in Kentucky."—Filson Club History Quarterly"
"Harrison explores the complexities of the conflict in Kentucky and why the state played such a crucial role in shaping the political, socioeconomic and military aspects of the war."—Kentucky Monthly"
"The Bluegrass State was torn in two by battling ideologies. At first, Kentucky was able to maintain its neutrality, offering neither side its soldiers or allegiance. In late summer 1861, the Civil War came to Kentucky,. And there was little doubt that the prevailing sentiment was Unionist."—Book Bit, WTBF-AM/FM"
"Dr. Harrison has done yeoman work in showing the myriad records of families whose ancestors claim to have passed on tales of the Civil War. Kith and kin at family gatherings keep alive this most important era of America. To delete this period from Kentucky history leaves little for historians to discuss. Any futile attempt to improve on the UK Press and Dr. Harrison's literary work wastes the time of historians." —James Allison Jones, Bits and Pieces (Hardin Co. Historical Society)"
"This book should be on everyone's library. . . . Harrison thoroughly investigates the consequences of Kentucky's division on the lives of ordinary citizens, providing important information about the roles that civilians played in detemining the direction of the Civil War in the state."—Northern Kentucky Heritage"—
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