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26 September 1861: “Kentucky is in a worse condition than poor Missouri. Many of her best citizens have been incarcerated & her fair fields will soon run red with her children’s blood.”

Item description: Letter, 26 September 1861, from Given Campbell to his wife “Bettie” describing the situation in Kentucky. Given Campbell was born in Salem, Ky., on 31 December 1835. He studied law at the University of Virginia and, upon graduation, … Continue reading

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10 August 1861: “[Kentucky] has elected a large majority of Union men to her legislature…”

Item description: Letter of 10 August 1861 from Given Campbell to his wife Bettie describing the political divisions in Kentucky at the outset of the Civil War, particularly the news surrounding the August 1861 elections for Kentucky’s state legislature. Item … Continue reading

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