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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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Armies on the Border

Armies on the Border

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(p.55) 2 Armies on the Border
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Kentucky Confederates
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Berry Craig

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0002

The firing on Fort Sumter all but wiped out Unionist sentiment in the Purchase but failed to dislodge Kentucky from the Union. The Purchase clamored even more loudly for secession, while most other Kentuckians supported neutrality within the Union. Neutrality represented majority sentiment in every Bluegrass State region except the Purchase. War made the Purchase even more solidly secessionist.

Keywords:   Bluegrass State, Fort Sumter, Kentucky, neutrality, Purchase, secession, Unionist sentiment, war

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