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Presidents, Battles, and Must-See Civil War Destinations

Exploring a Kentucky Divided

Cameron M. Ludwick, Blair Thomas Hess


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As a border state and strategic territory, Kentucky was fiercely contested by the Union and the Confederacy and had ties to both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. Kentucky natives and adventure aficionados Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess plot the course for a fun-filled road trip through history and across the Bluegrass State in Presidents, Battles, and Must-See Civil War Destinations.

Ludwick and Hess make planning a trip to historic Kentucky easy by exploring the history and stories behind each major site and highlighting nearby attractions you won't want to miss. Featuring step-by-step guidelines and exclusive tips on sites, monuments, and attractions from presidential homes to the best modern re-enactments, Presidents, Battles, and Must-See Civil War Destinations helps the whole family experience and enjoy history together.

Indiana University Press, 9780253038968, 80pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2019

About the Author

Cameron M. Ludwick is a bookworm, trivia nerd, and former band geek who still relies on the survival skills she learned at Girl Scout camp to cope with nature. A Kentucky native, she now has bigger hair and lives in Austin, Texas. Blair Thomas Hess is a born-and-bred Kentuckian who once won a sack-the-pig contest at the Trigg County Country Ham Festival. She resides in Frankfort, Kentucky, with her daughter and her picture-taking, bourbon-collecting husband. Together, these long-time friends travel across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, exploring its various wonders and uncovering its best-kept secrets. They share these secrets in the My Old Kentucky Road Trip books, which include The State of Bourbon and Famous Kentucky Flavors. Follow the adventure at and on Twitter (@MyOldKYRoadTrip) and Instagram (@myoldkentuckyroadtrip).