The Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (eBook)

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On January 19, 1862, Confederate and Unionforces clashed in the now-forgotten Battle of Mill Springs. Armies ofinexperienced soldiers chaotically fought in the wooded terrain of south-centralKentucky as rain turned bloodied ground to mud. Mill Springs was the firstmajor Union victory since the Federal disaster of Bull Run. This Union triumphsecured the Bluegrass State in Union hands, opening the large expanses ofTennessee for Federal invasion. From General Felix Zollicoffer meeting hisdeath by wandering into Union lines to the heroics of General George Thomas,Civil War historian Stuart Sanders chronicles this important battle and itsessential role in the war.

On January 19, 1862, Confederate and Unionforces clashed in the now-forgotten Battle of Mill Springs. Armies ofinexperienced soldiers chaotically fought in the wooded terrain of south-centralKentucky as rain turned bloodied ground to mud. Mill Springs was the firstmajor Union victory since the Federal disaster of Bull Run. This Union triumphsecured the Bluegrass State in Union hands, opening the large expanses ofTennessee for Federal invasion. From General Felix Zollicoffer meeting hisdeath by wandering into Union lines to the heroics of General George Thomas,Civil War historian Stuart Sanders chronicles this important battle and itsessential role in the war.


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