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Contested BorderlandThe Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia$
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Brian D. McKnight

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123899

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123899.001.0001

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An Aggressive Union Army

An Aggressive Union Army

November 1862–February 1863

(p.114) 6 An Aggressive Union Army
Contested Borderland

Brian D. McKnight

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the Union army's offensive in the Appalachian region during the period from November 1862 to February 1863. Samuel Carter launched a successful raid of East Tennessee that provided additional problems for the Confederate army. These problems involved protecting the saltworks at Saltville and the railroad connecting the Confederacy's east and west. During this time, the Confederates already appeared weak and inept, having been affected by other factors such as outbreaks of disease and military problems of their commanders in the region.

Keywords:   Union army, Appalachian region, Samuel Carter, Tennessee, Confederate army, railroad, saltworks

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