For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War (Hardcover)

For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War By Patrick A. Lewis Cover Image

For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War (Hardcover)

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Benjamin Forsythe Buckner (1836-1901) faced a dire choice as the flames of Civil War threatened his native Kentucky. As an ambitious Bluegrass aristocrat, he was sympathetic to fellow slave owners, but was also convinced that the Peculiar Institution could not survive a war for Southern independence. Defying the wishes of his Rebel fianc e and her powerful family-yet still hoping to impress them with his resolve, independence, and courage-Buckner joined the Twentieth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.
Patrick A. Lewis is managing editor of scholarly resources and publications at the Kentucky Historical Society.

Product Details ISBN: 9780813160795
ISBN-10: 0813160790
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: March 9th, 2015
Pages: 272
Language: English