Some Reasons for Kentucky's Position in the Civil War

Some Reasons for Kentucky's Position in the Civil War

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...and during the Civil War and consequently a partial denial of its separate characteristics. It becomes necessary, then, to examine into the political and economic side of this section, and also to make a short study of the tobacco counties, to see how these regions directed or reacted upon the course of the State during her troublous days. The tobacco counties, although lying mostly outside the Blue Grass Region, show a distinct reaction of geology upon the character of the population, and assume importance as a separate force in the composite whole.(10) Of course, they followed much the same trend as the Blue Grass Region, but their geological condidions were different, and they arrived at the same conclusion by a slightly different path. These general conditions bear out in part Garret Davis's estimete: "The sympathy for the South and the inclination to secession among our people is much stronger in the southwestern corner of the state than it is in any other part, and as you proceed toward the upper section of the Ohio River and our Virginia line it gradually becomes weaker, until it is almost wholly lost."(11) 9. Report of Geological Survey, Vol. I, p. 100. 10. The following were the most important tobacco raising counties: Ballard, Barren, Bracken, Breckinridge, Calloway, Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Graves, Greene, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Henry, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, McCracken, McLean, Marsha, Mason, Muhlenburg, Ohio, Owen, Simpson, Taylor, Trigg, Todd, Union, Warren, and Webster. 11. Garret Davis to McClellan, June 8, 1861, in Official Records, Series III, Vol. II, p. 678. Because of the enduring fertility of this Blue Grass Region, it became and remained the most important part of the State, ...
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236761170