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Contested Borderland (Paperback)

The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia

World History > The Americas > USA

Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 328
Illustrations: 5 b&w photos, 7 illustrations, 1 map, 3 tables
ISBN: 9780813141138
Published: 1st August 2012
Casemate UK Academic

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From 1861 to 1865, the border separating eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia was more than just a geographic marker -- it represented a major ideological split, serving as an "international" boundary between the United States and the Confederacy. The loyalties of those who lived in this mountainous region could not be so easily divided, and large segments of the population remained neutral or vacillated in their support. Location and a wealth of resources made the region strategically important to both sides in the conflict, and both armies fought for control. In Contested Borderland, Brian D. McKnight shows how military invasion of this region led to increasing guerrilla warfare and how regular armies and state militias ripped communities along partisan lines, leaving wounds long after the official end of the Civil War.

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