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In 1864, George D. Prentice, veteran editor of the pro - Union Louisville Daily Journal created the persona of Sue Mundy, a Civil War guerilla who was in actuality a young man named Marcellus Jerome Clarke. This volume offers an in-depth, historically accurate account of Clarke's exploits in Kentucky during the Civil War. The work begins with a summary of Kentucky's prewar position: primarily pro - Union yet decidedly anti - Lincoln. The authors then discuss the ways in which this paradox gave rise to the guerilla threat that terrorized Kentuckians during the final years of the war.
|Publication date:||15th February 2008|
|Author:||Perry A. Brantley, Thomas Shelby Watson, James M. Prichard|
|Publisher:||McFarland & Co Inc|
|Categories:||Biography: historical, political & military, History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, American Civil War,|
Newsman and historian Thomas Shelby Watson lives in Taylorsville, Kentucky. Perry A. Brantley works with the U.S. postal service and lives in Glasgow, Kentucky.More About Perry A. Brantley, Thomas Shelby Watson, James M. Prichard