Tour will feature Civil War sites in city

The Louisville Historical League will offer a motor coach bus tour of Civil War sites in the Louisville area, including ones in the Cherokee Triangle and Cave Hill Cemetery, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The tour will be led by historian Bryan Bush of Fairdale, author of “Louisville and the Civil War: A History [...]

Oldham County History | Long marches and a battle wound

The following comes from the archived letters and diary of Norborne G. Gray, who was a private in Company B, 9th Kentucky Regiment of the Confederate Army. Gray was noted as a distinguished member of the Orphan Brigade and is on the Confederate Roll of Honor for action at the Battle of Chickamauga. This is [...]

Exhibit tells story of Civil War cavalry

With Smithsonian-quality artifacts on display, “The Horse Soldier,” showcased at Perryville Battlefield Museum, has garnered a lot of interest.
In considering an exhibit theme, a look at the role of the cavalry was a natural choice with the World Equestrian Games taking place in nearby Lexington, said Joni House, who bills herself as the museum’s historic [...]

Perryville’s ‘Horse Soldier’ exhibit tells story of life in cavalry

With Smithsonian-quality artifacts on display, “The Horse Soldier,” showcased at Perryville Battlefield Museum, has garnered a lot of interest.
In considering an exhibit theme, a look at the role of the cavalry was a natural choice with the World Equestrian Games taking place in nearby Lexington, said Joni House, who bills herself as the museum’s historic [...]

Q&A | Re-enacting the of Battle of Richmond with Paul Rominger

Fought Aug. 29 and 30, 1862, the Battle of Richmond, Ky., marked one of the most conclusive Civil War victories for either side, even though Confederate Gen. Patrick Cleburne was seriously wounded.
The rout of Maj. Gen. William “Bull” Nelson’s Union forces by Maj. Edmund Kirby Smith’s Confederate troops is being re-enacted Saturday and Sunday at [...]

Flags To Be On Display At Jefferson Davis Historic Site

Spend part of your Labor Day holiday weekend visiting Jefferson Davis State Historic Site on Sept. 4 to see an impressive collection of reproduction Civil War flags, both Confederate and Union.
The flags, by Spencer and Linda Brewer of Central City, represent units from Kentucky and Tennessee. The flags will be on display outside the museum.
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Civil War Battlefields To Share $1 Million For Land Acquisition

A trio of Civil War battlefield parks will divvy up nearly $1 million to spend on land acquisition to protect their landscapes, according to National Park Service officials.
Richmond Battlefield in Kentucky, Franklin Battlefield in Tennessee, and Bentonville Battlefield in North Carolina will benefit from the appropriation from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
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Oldest Civil War Memorial Moved To Museum

A nearly 150 year old Civil War memorial has been moved to a new home in the Frazier International History Museum.    Known as the “Bloedner Monument,”  it has spent most of its years in Cave Hill National Cemetery, but was moved indoors recently because of weather-related deterioration.
It was created by Union Private August Bloedner to [...]

Civil War memorial moving to Louisville museum

A Civil War memorial created by a Union soldier to commemorate his fallen comrades is arriving at its new home at the Frazier International History Museum in Louisville.
A brief ceremony is planned Wednesday as the memorial is placed in the museum lobby.
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Let the battle begin

President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln will return for the Ninth Annual Battle of Richmond Re-enactment Weekend Aug. 28-29.
Larry and Mary Elliott will portray the 16th president and first lady at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 in the outdoor presentation area behind Pleasant View farmhouse at Battlefield Park.
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