To defend the vast western frontier of the Confederacy in 1861, Jefferson Davis called upon fellow Kentuckian General Albert Sidney Johnston. Johnston's defense line extended in Kentucky from Columbus on the Mississippi River to near Cumberland Gap. It was broken when Major General Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee ... Read More »
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Too few citizens of our great country know even the most rudimentary facts about American History. It is hardly taught in schools, and, if it is, it is often laced with the politics and “culture wars” of our time. Consequently, our young people know precious little about even the basic ... Read More »
NOW SHOWING ON KETKY IN DECEMBER! TUNE IN FOR: DANIEL BOONE AND THE OPENING OF THE AMERICAN WEST KETKY: Thursday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET "I REMEMBER THE OLD HOME VERY WELL:" THE LINCOLNS IN KENTUCKY KETKY: Sunday, January 28 at 10:00 AM ET KETKY: Sunday, January 28 at 7:00 PM ET KETKY: Monday, January 29 at 12:00 ... Read More »
Lt. Alonzo Hereford Cushing may be the most famous junior officer of the Battle of Gettysburg. A June 1861 graduate of West Point who was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation, he rose in the ranks from an artillery section commander to first lieutenant in the topographical engineers on the ... Read More »