Return to Kentucky, Return to Virginia

Brian D. McKnight

in Contested Borderland

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780813123899
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134895 | DOI:
Return to Kentucky, Return to Virginia

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This chapter examines the battle between Confederate and Union armies in Kentucky and Virginia during the period from February to April 1863. This period proved pivotal to both causes and determined whether the barrier put up by Confederate southwestern Virginia that separated East Tennessee from loyal forces in Kentucky would remain. Again, Humphrey Marshall attempted to reinvigorate his men and redeem himself. But by the spring of 1863, Marshall's hopes had been dashed by another failure to invade Kentucky and by the recognition of the Appalachian people of the futility of the Southern cause in their theater of war.

Keywords: Confederate army; Union army; Kentucky; Virginia; East Tennessee; Humphrey Marshall

Chapter.  5080 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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