Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers

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The History Press, 2011 - History - 174 pages
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Daniel Boone is celebrated as a Kentucky frontiersman, but what about his service in the French and Indian War? Custer's Last Stand in the Great Sioux War is legendary, but few remember Custer's "next-to-last stand" in Elizabethtown, where he was sent to suppress the Ku Klux Klan and hunt down moonshiners just before heading to the Montana Territory and into history. Join Kentucky historian Berry Craig as he unearths the forgotten heroics of Kentucky soldiers, beginning with the French and Indian War and ending with World War II. Featuring tales of warriors from a diverse range of backgrounds, Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers honors generations of Kentuckians who put their lives on the line for their country. Book jacket.
  

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Contents

The French and Indian War and the American Revolution
9
The War of 1812
25
The Texas Revolution and the MexicanAmerican War
37
Fenians and Custers NexttoLast Stand and Last Stand
53
To the SpanishAmerican War
65
World War I
69
World War II
93
Bibliography
171
About the Author
175
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Berry Craig serves as professor of history at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, where has been on the faculty since 1989. He was a feature writer and columnist for the Paducah Sun-Democrat and Paducah Sun from 1976 to 1989, and also wrote "Kentucky Backroads," a freelance Associated Press feature column. He has written articles for the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Filson Club History Quarterly and Kentucky Humanities. He received the Kentucky Historical Society's 2001 Richard H. Collins Award for the best article published in the Register that year. In addition to his writing, he is an active speaker on the Kentucky historical circuit, generating a following with his oral overview of the Bombast, Bourbon and Burgoo writings.

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