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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.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Berry Craig is a professor of history at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah. A former daily newspaper feature writer and columnist, he is also a freelance journalist and author. Craig wrote True Tales of Old-Time Kentucky Politics: Bombast, Bourbon and Burgoo and Hidden History of Kentucky in the Civil War, both from The History Press. Craig is a native of Mayfield, Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and their teenage son.
Table of Contents
1 The French and Indian War and the American Revolution 9
2 The War of 1812 25
3 The Texas Revolution and the Mexican-American War 37
4 Fenians and Custer's "Next-to-Last Stand" and Last Stand 53
5 To the Spanish-American War 65
6 World War I 69
7 World War II 93
About the Author 175