Kentucky Fighting Men: 1861-1946

Kentucky Fighting Men: 1861-1946

by Richard G. Stone Jr.


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Kentuckians by the thousands have fought in all of the American wars of the industrial age. Fathers, sons, and brothers from the Bluegrass State spilled each other's blood in countless Civil War battles and skirmishes. Over the next century their descendants bore arms on the seven seas, the Far Western frontier, in the Caribbean and Philippine islands, and in China. Kentuckians took part in both world wars of the twentieth century in every capacity. Kentucky Fighting Men, 1861—1945 features individual Kentuckians who represent the overall context of the American military experience from the Civil War through World War II. Richard G. Stone, Jr. presents accounts that illuminate the heroism, ennui, tragedy, ghastly horror, absurdity, and the infinite variety of warfare and military life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813193144
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 11/11/2009
Series: Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Richard G. Stone, Jr., professor of history at Western Kentucky University, is also the author of A Brittle Sword: The Kentucky Militia, 1776—1912.

Table of Contents

Proud to Be Alive and a Kentuckian
Reaching Abroad (1865-1918)
Remember Pearl Harbor!
Avengers of Bataan

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