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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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Traitors Beware

Traitors Beware

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(p.195) 9 Traitors Beware
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Kentucky Confederates
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Berry Craig

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0009

Kentucky, added more strain to the fraying relationship between Lincoln and his native state. All along, almost all Kentucky Unionists favored a Union with slavery. Nearly every Kentucky soldier in blue was fighting for the preservation of the Union, not for the abolition of slavery. Across the state, thousands of Kentuckians who were prowar turned to the “Peace” Democrats. The Purchase stayed stubbornly secessionist.

Keywords:   Emancipation Proclamation, Kentucky, Unionists, Lincoln, slavery, “Peace” Democrats, Purchase, secessionist

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