Though the Blue Grass State intended to remain neutral during the Civil War, it witnessed severe devastation and bloodshed between the years of 1861 and 1865. This volume details thirteen major battles that occurred in Kentucky and provides a description of each location’s current condition. Author Randy Bishop emphasizes the importance of preserving these sites.
In chronological order, the book provides a thorough overview of such battles as Wildcat Mountain, Perryville, Paducah, and Middle Creek. Each chapter includes background on the battle, the strategies employed, and firsthand accounts from key historical figures. Sections also discuss the level of preservation that has taken place since the event. Maps from Blue and Gray magazine, along with period and contemporary photographs, give readers a visual reference.
About the Author
Randy Bishop is a teacher at Middleton (Tenn.) High School and has been the recipient of a variety of honors including Teacher of the Year and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. An advocate for preservation and interpretation of sites related to the American Civil War, he has published numerous articles and books on the subject. He holds a BS from Union University and an MEd from the University of Memphis. A member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Bishop is also involved with the Civil War Trust, the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, and the Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Association. He lives in Middleton, Tennessee.
KENTUCKY’S CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS
A Guide to Their History and Preservation
By Randy Bishop
HISTORY/United States/Civil War Period (1850-1877)
TRAVEL / United States / South / East South Central
368 pp. 6 x 9
67 b/w photos 12 maps
Notes Biblio. Index