A former U.S. vice president urges his fellow Kentuckians to resist the Federal occupation of their state.
A Gloomy Picture of Affairs in Kentucky
Confederates strengthen their defense line across Kentucky, as William T. Sherman gives his Federal superiors a gloomy report of affairs in the state.
Turmoil in Kentucky Continues
Confederates form a defense line across Kentucky while Federals open recruitment efforts, thereby ensuring that turmoil in the state will continue.
The Invaders Must Be Expelled
The Unionist Kentucky legislature demands that Confederates leave the state, but Leonidas Polk refuses unless the Federals do the same.
I Am Now Ready for Paducah
Ulysses S. Grant counters the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by invading the state with a force of his own.
The End of Neutral Kentucky
Kentucky’s neutrality, which had been in question for several months, officially ends with the Confederate occupation of Columbus.