Confederate Kentucky? Civil War Legacy in a Border State

by Laura Ellis on November 15, 2010

STATE OF AFFAIRS 11/15/10: Most of us learned in grade school that Kentucky was a border state during the Civil War, but border doesn’t necessarily mean neutral. The Commonwealth often seems to have an identity crisis – are we part of the south? Many Kentuckians feel southern and have ancestors who fought for the Confederacy – a way of identifying that has an effect on how they feel about Kentucky today. On Monday we’ll talk to historians about Kentucky’s Confederate identity.

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