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James M. Prichard Embattled Capital: Frankfort During the Civil War

March 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

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James M. Prichard
Filson Historical Society
Louisville, KY.  Embattled Capital: Frankfort During the Civil War.  On Tuesday, March 22 James Prichard will present a Kentucky Humanities presentation titled “Embattled Capital: Frankfort During the Civil War”.  The program will be held at the Senior Citizen Center at 160 Township Square in Lawrenceburg at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Prichard will share the Kentucky story about  the clash at Perryville and the colorful raids of Gen. John Hunt Morgan which dominate the annals of Kentucky Civil War history.  Frankfort played a key role in the great conflict. The city was the only loyal capital to be occupied by Confederate troops during the war. Frankfort was also the only loyal capital to come under attack. When elements of Morgan’s cavalry raided the town in 1864, Gov. Thomas Bramlette, future Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan and other officials, shouldered muskets and fought beside the local militia. This talk sheds new light on the role of Kentucky’s capital, and its citizens, in the epic struggle. Bring a friend and join us for an exciting evening of Civil War history. The program is sponsored by the Anderson Public Library and the program is FREE to the public.

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March 22, 2016
7:00 pm
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Anderson County Senior Center
160 Township Square
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 United States
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