The 10th Kentucky Mounted Rifles: The Two Battles for Whitesburg Kentucky
The 10th Kentucky Mounted Rifles would be a huge part of the two Battles for Whitesburg, Kentucky as they defended Letcher County from the Union Army.
Caudill’s Army and the 5th Kentucky Infantry Regiment
Captain Benjamin Everage Caudill would organize a group of men from the area of Letcher County Kentucky to help fight in the Civil War.
John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864)
John Hunt Morgan was famous for his raids during the Civil War. He captured the imagination of the Country as he set out to unnerve the Union army.
James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881)
At the time, Brigadier General James A. Garfield was the youngest Union General of the War. Garfield gained fame from his battles and later became President of the United States.
Humphrey Marshall (1812-1872)
General Humphrey Marshall was a General for the Confederate Army. While he was not happy with his post, it was one of the most significant of the Civil War.
John Stuart Williams (1818-1898)
Military Hero from two American Wars and Kentucky Politician, John Stuart Williams was the first to capture Pound Gap during the Civil War.
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
The Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site located in Fairview Kentucky commemorates the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America, The site’s focal point is a 351-foot concrete obelisk the largest concrete obelisk in the United States. Jefferson Davis was born in Christian County, Kentucky, on June 3, 1808. After […]