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Civil War Lexington, Kentucky : Bluegrass breeding ground of power

Author: Joshua H Leet; Karen M Leet
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although no great Civil War battles were fought in Lexington, Kentucky, the city afforded some of the greatest military and political leaders on each side. This breeding ground of power molded the careers and characters of men like John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan. Authors Josh Leet and Karen Leet introduce the men and women of Lexington who shaped United States history and whose lives were forever changed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua H Leet; Karen M Leet
ISBN: 9781609493318 1609493311
OCLC Number: 745980013
Description: 158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Athens of the west --
The great compromiser: Henry Clay --
He also ran: John Breckinridge --
Firebrand: Cassius Clay --
Fugitive slave: William Wells Brown --
Thunderbolt of the Confederacy: John Hunt Morgan --
Right-hand man: Basil Duke --
Undefeated: Joseph Shelby --
Families divided --
Abraham Lincoln and his Bluegrass bride --
Jefferson Davis at Transylvania --
Medical men --
Horses for battle --
Windows on the war --
Saving the stars and stripes --
The homefront --
Conspiracies --
Journey's end --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Joshua H. Leet & Karen M. Leet.
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"Although no great Civil War battles were fought in Lexington, Kentucky, the city afforded some of the greatest military and political leaders on each side. This breeding ground of power molded the careers and characters of men like John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan. Authors Josh Leet and Karen Leet introduce the men and women of Lexington who shaped United States history and whose lives were forever changed by the war that shook the nation"--From publisher's description.

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