Divided Loyalties: Kentuckys Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War James Finck

ISBN: 9781611211023

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Divided Loyalties: Kentuckys Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War  by  James Finck

Divided Loyalties: Kentuckys Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War by James Finck
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OnMay 16, 1861, theKentuckystate legislature passed an ordinance declaring its neutrality, which the states governor, Beriah Magoffin, confirmed four days later. Kentuckys declaration and ultimate support for theUnionstood at odds with the statesMoreOnMay 16, 1861, theKentuckystate legislature passed an ordinance declaring its neutrality, which the states governor, Beriah Magoffin, confirmed four days later.

Kentuckys declaration and ultimate support for theUnionstood at odds with the states social and cultural heritage. After all,Kentuckywas a slave state and enjoyed deep and meaningful connections to the new Confederacy. Much of what has been written to explain this curious choice concludesKentucky harbored strong Unionist feelings. James Fincks freshly written and deeply researchedDivided Loyalties: Kentuckys Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil Warshatters this conclusion.



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