July 10, 1862 – As Federal forces closed in on Chattanooga, Confederate Major General Edmund Kirby Smith revealed a daring plan to take the offensive.
July 4, 1862 – Confederate Colonel John Hunt Morgan led 867 cavalry partisans on a raid into Kentucky to harass the supply line for the
January 19, 1862 – Federals and Confederates clashed to determine who would control the vital Cumberland Gap on the Confederacy’s fragile defensive line across Kentucky.
January 10, 1862 – A skirmish erupted in the continuing Federal effort to secure southeastern Kentucky. Following the Ivy Mountain engagement in November, Confederate Colonel
November 18, 1861 – Delegates assembled for the Kentucky “Sovereign Convention” at the pro-Confederate town of Russellville, near the Tennessee border. The convention included representatives
November 8, 1861 – Brigadier General William “Bull” Nelson’s Federals won a minor victory in eastern Kentucky but failed in their ultimate goal of destroying