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The Civil War in Kentucky
Central Army of Kentucky
John Crittenden
Kentucky Ordinance of Secession
Battle of Mill Springs
Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
Battle of Middle Creek
Battle of Munfordville
John Breckinridge
Simon Bolivar Buckner
Henry Clay
Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
Confederate Order of Secession
John Bell Hood
Morgan's Raid into Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana
February 4, 1792 James Birney born, Danville, KY Kentucky
  James Birney
June 3, 1808 Jefferson Davis born, Christian County (now Todd County), Kentucky Kentucky
  Jefferson Davis
February 12, 1809 Abraham Lincoln born, Hardin County, Kentucky Kentucky
  Abraham Lincoln
December 18, 1816 [circa] Abraham Lincoln's family completes their move to Indiana (near Vincennes, where the Wabash River forms the border of Indiana and Illinois) Indiana
Kentucky
  Abraham Lincoln
November 20, 1818 Bank of Kentucky suspends all payments. Kentucky
  Panic of 1819
January 16, 1821 John Cabell Breckinridge born, near Lexington Kentucky
  John Breckinridge
October 27, 1859 The Louisville and Nashville Railroad makes its first trip between the two cities. Kentucky
Tennessee
May 20, 1861 Kentucky declares its neutrality in the War Between The States Kentucky
  Confederate Order of Secession
August 6, 1861 Lt. Bull Nelson of the U. S. Navy is ordered to build a camp where Kentucky residents can train for service in the Kentucky militia. Nelson names the camp for the owner of the property in Garrard County, Captain Dick Robinson Kentucky
  William 'Bull' Nelson
September 3, 1861 In response to a federal build-up in the West, Leonidas Polk orders Gideon Pillow to take Columbus, Kentucky on the Mississippi River Kentucky
  Leonidas Polk
  Gideon Pillow
September 4, 1861 Gideon Pillow seizes Columbus Kentucky
  Gideon Pillow
September 6, 1861 Grant takes Paducah, Kentucky unopposed Kentucky
  Ulysses S. Grant
September 10, 1861 George Thomas ordered to relieve Bull Nelson at Camp Dick Robinson. General Nelson is ordered to Eastern Kentucky. Kentucky
  George Thomas
  William 'Bull' Nelson
September 19, 1861 Crossing into Kentucky through the Cumberland Pass, Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer disperses a small federal garrison at Barboursville Kentucky
  Felix Zollicoffer
November 8, 1861 Battle of Ivy Mountain

Bull Nelson [US] defeats Capt. Andrew Jackson [CS] in early Kentucky battle. Additional action near Pikeville the following day.
Kentucky
  William 'Bull' Nelson
January 10, 1862 Battle of Middle Creek Kentucky
  Battle of Middle Creek
  James Garfield
January 19, 1862 Battle of Mill Springs Kentucky
  Battle of Mill Springs
  George Thomas
  Felix Zollicoffer
January 19, 1862 General Felix Zollicoffer is shot and killed when he accidently crosses the Union line and speaks to Col. S. S. Fry [US] at the battle of Mill Springs Kentucky
  Battle of Mill Springs
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
  Felix Zollicoffer
February 6, 1862 Battle of Fort Henry Kentucky
Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Ulysses S. Grant
March 2, 1862 Leonidas Polk completes his withdrawal from Columbus. He moves south to New Madrid, Missouri. Kentucky
  Leonidas Polk
June 18, 1862 Union forces capture the Cumberland Gap Virginia
Kentucky
Tennessee
July 9, 1862 John Hunt Morgan [CS] turns back federal troops and takes Tompkinsville Kentucky
  John Hunt Morgan
July 12, 1862 John Hunt Morgan [CS] and his raiders seize Lebanon Kentucky
  John Hunt Morgan
July 16, 1862 John Hunt Morgan wires Kirby Smith "Lexington and Frankfurt ... are garrisoned with Home Guard. The bridges between Cincinnati and Lexington have been destroyed. The whole country can be secured and 25,000 to 30,000 men with join you at once. Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  John Hunt Morgan
  E. Kirby Smith
August 16, 1862 Carter Stevenson [CS] appears at the entrance to the Cumberland Gap in eastern Tennessee. Kentucky
Tennessee
  E. Kirby Smith
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
August 16, 1862 Don Carlos Buell orders William "Bull" Nelson to assume command of federal forces in Kentucky. Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Don Carlos Buell
  William 'Bull' Nelson
August 30, 1862 Battle of Richmond

In an impressive victory, E. Kirby Smith [CS] defeats William "Bull" Nelson [US]
Kentucky
  Army of Tennessee
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  E. Kirby Smith
  William 'Bull' Nelson
September 2, 1862 Kirby Smith enters Lexington, Kentucky Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  E. Kirby Smith
September 3, 1862 Confederate forces capture Frankfurt, the capital of Kentucky Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
September 14, 1862
September 17, 1862
Battle of Munfordville

After being initially repulsed by a federal garrison of 4,000, Braxton Bragg [CS] laid a brief seige. Federals surrendered on the 17th.
Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
  Battle of Munfordville
September 25, 1862 Don Carlos Buell arrives in Louisville, KY, beating Braxton Bragg to the Ohio River. Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Don Carlos Buell
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Army of the Ohio
September 29, 1862 General William A. Nelson gets into an altercation with General Jefferson C. Davis at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. Davis returns later with a gun and shoots and kills Nelson. Kentucky
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  William 'Bull' Nelson
October 4, 1862 Richard Hawes is inaugurated as Confederate governor of Kentucky. Braxton Bragg attends. Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
October 8, 1862 Battle of Perryville

Braxton Bragg [CS] and Don Carlos Buell [US] fight the largest battle on Kentucky soil. The battle is generally regarded as a draw, although Buell claimed victory. Less than half of Buell's men participated because he did not know a major battle was taking place less than 2 miles from his headquarters
Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Don Carlos Buell
  Army of the Ohio
  Army of Tennessee
  Philip Sheridan
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  William Hardee
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
  Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
  Leonidas Polk
  Patrick Cleburne
October 10, 1862 Battle of Harrodsburg Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
October 18, 1862 Battle of Lexington

John Hunt Morgan's [CS} raiders captured a federal garrison before moving to the southwest
Kentucky
  John Hunt Morgan
October 19, 1862
October 23, 1862
Bragg moves south through the Cumberland Gap, essentially escaping the Army of the Ohio Tennessee
Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
February 18, 1863 A Democrat Convention in Richmond, Kentucky, is broken up by federal authorities because some members were pro-Confederate Kentucky
  Democratic Party
March 22, 1863 A detachment of John Morgan's [CS] cavalry captures the federal outpost at Mount Sterling Kentucky
March 22, 1863
April 1, 1863
Confederate John Pegram enters Kentucky on a series of raids. Kentucky
July 4, 1863 Morgan's men run into a contigent of federal troops in Columbus, Kentucky Kentucky
  John Hunt Morgan
July 19, 1863 While crossing the Ohio River into Kentucky at Buffington Island, John Hunt Morgan's raiders stumble onto a fortified position. Federals manage to kill or wound 120 and capture 700 men and most of the rest return to Ohio to find an alternate crossing. Ohio
Kentucky
  John Hunt Morgan
September 9, 1863 Brigadier General John W. Frazier [CS] surrenders his men guarding the Cumberland Gap Kentucky
Tennessee
January 23, 1864 Trade restrictions for Missouri and Kentucky are lifted Kentucky
Missouri
March 16, 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest begins a raid into West Tennessee and Kentucky Kentucky
Tennessee
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
January 8, 1867 Kentucky rejects the 14th Amendment Kentucky
  14th Amendment
January 9, 1873 General Henry Halleck dies, Louisville Kentucky
  Henry Halleck
March 18, 1976 Kentucky ratifies the 14th Amendment Kentucky
  14th Amendment

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