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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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Yankee Occupation

Yankee Occupation

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(p.183) 8 Yankee Occupation
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Kentucky Confederates
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Berry Craig

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0008

After driving the Confederates out of Kentucky, Union forces seemed unstoppable in the Western Theater of the war. As the Yankees pushed the enemy ever southward, Purchase hopes for a Confederate reconquest of the region dimmed even more. With Union troops to protect them, the Unionist minority asserted itself. But it was a conservative Unionist group. Almost all of them favored the preservation of the Union with slavery. Though they detested the region's pro-Confederate majority, almost every Purchase Unionist shared the secessionists’ disdain for abolitionism, Lincoln, and his Emancipation Proclamation.

Keywords:   abolitionism, Confederates, Emancipation Proclamation, Kentucky, Lincoln, pro-Confederate majority, Purchase, Union forces, Unionist minority, Western Theater, Yankees

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