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Kentucky ConfederatesSecession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase$
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Berry Craig

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813146928

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.001.0001

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A Paine in the Purchase

A Paine in the Purchase

(p.261) 12 A Paine in the Purchase
Kentucky Confederates

Berry Craig

University Press of Kentucky

Brigadier General Eleazer A. Paine's time in the Purchase lasted fewer than three months. His successor, Brigadier General Solomon Meredith, eased up on the “South Carolina of Kentucky.” But Meredith's carrot was hardly more successful than Paine's stick in making many good Unionists in the Purchase. The seven counties west of the Tennessee River ended the war the way they started, as the state's sole Rebel region.

Keywords:   Paine, Meredith, Purchase, Rebel region, “South Carolina of Kentucky, ” Tennessee River, Unionists

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