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By Kent Dollar,Larry Whiteaker,W. Calvin Dickinson

Kentucky and Tennessee proportion a different and related historical past, having joined the Union because the 15th and 16th states in 1792 and 1796, respectively. through the antebellum interval, Kentuckians and Tennesseans loved a typical tradition, pursued a principally agricultural lifestyle, and shared many values, fairly a deep-seated dedication to slavery. even though, the folks of those sister states came upon themselves on opposing facets on the most important time in American historical past, as Tennessee sided with the Southern states seceding from the Union, and Kentucky, after a quick interval of neutrality, remained dependable to the Union. every one country assumed huge, immense value to either the Union and the Confederacy, for whichever facet managed them commanded significant amounts of assets desperately wanted via the South. maybe most crucial, keep watch over of this strategic quarter might verify the place a lot of the combating within the West could ensue, both on northern soil or farther south. either states felt the not easy hand of battle because the clash visited them early and sometimes, and Kentuckians and Tennesseans suffered a similar hardships whereas battle was once waged inside their borders. unusually, the Civil battle within the Volunteer and Bluegrass states has no longer garnered the eye through students that it merits, and few works have dealt completely with either one of those states. In Border Wars, fashionable Civil conflict historians Benjamin Franklin Cooling, Stephen D. Engle, Earl J. Hess, Jack Hurst, and Wiley Sword, besides different wonderful students, discover the army contests during this very important zone. there have been numerous wars occurring concurrently alongside the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. there has been, after all, the conflict among the Union and the Confederacy, yet there has been additionally combating among the Union occupiers and the pro-Southern civilians they encountered. Hostilities even existed among the Federal military and native Unionists in a few parts, and there has been clash between a few Union generals and between accomplice commanders within the area. With its exact exploration of those wars and conflicts and the contributors concerned, Border Wars provides a huge bankruptcy to our nation’s history.

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