While the American Civil War is well-known for large-scale battles that involved thousands of men, like Gettysburg, Chickamauga, and Shiloh, the conflict between North and South was also fought in small communities across the Bluegrass, where armed men were quick to settle differing opinions with the barrel of a gun. Such was the case along the border states of Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware, where family loyalties were divided equally between both Yankee blue and Rebel gray.
In Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Kentucky, Volume II, author Gerald Fischer continues his exploration into the bloody exploits of William Quantrill, Sue Mundy, Bill Marrion, Isaiah Coalter, Billy Magruder, Ed Terrell, and other guerrilla fighters who terrorized the Heartland of Kentucky and bordering states during the Civil War.
The perfect companion piece to Fischer’s original work, Volume II provides direct quotes from newspaper accounts from the era, along with a detailed timeline that makes the sequence of local events, gunfights, and deaths more clear. Fischer also expounds on the backgrounds of these desperate men, which gives insight into why they followed their bloody path to an early grave.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author
“In Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Kentucky, Volume II, Fischer provides in-depth research into the backgrounds of the participants in Kentuck’s own “Inside War”, and illustrates the suffering that Kentuckians on both sides endured when bands of armed marauders stalked the land.”-—James M. Prichard, author and historian
“Gerry doesn’t consider himself a historian, but he is and unlike others, he is honest and makes himself known in his writing.”-—Thomas Shelby Watson, author and historian
“Gerry Fischer is a master storyteller and historian. He’s brought local history to life in such a way that leaves our readers asking for more.”-—Carole Logsdon, Executive Director, Retired, Meade County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
“You can’t spend time with Gerry Fischer without being inspired by his knowledge and love of history. When he starts to speak, you know you are getting ready to hear another amazing story.”-—Debra Pike, Treasurer of the Meade County Historical and Archaeological Preservation Society
Book DetailsAuthor: Gerald W. Fischer
Product Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Cover Type: Hardcover