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The Civil War Guerrilla - Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth at the KHS - 5-18-16

May 18 | Noon – 2 p.m.

Reservations required by Friday, May 13.

Major battles and large troop movements make up much of Civil War history, yet all of the war’s engagements were not fought in a conventional manner by regular forces. Guerrilla combat, often called “the wars within the war,” was widespread. Guerrillas fought for the Union, the Confederacy, their ethnic groups, their tribes and their families. They were deadly forces that plundered, tortured and terrorized those in their path, and their impact is not yet fully understood. Essays in “The Civil War Guerrilla” shed new light on the ways in which thousands of men, women and children experienced and remembered the Civil War as a conflict of irregular wills and tactics. Matthew C. Hulbert, the book’s co-editor and an assistant editor at the Kentucky Historical Society, joins us to discuss and sign his latest book.

$25 for KHS members; $30 for all other patrons.

Email Nina Elmore or call 502-564-1792, ext. 4558.

Free parking in the Depot Lot on Broadway or on street.

KHS Food for ThoughtMenu

Spring Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

Mini Meatloaf

New Potatoes

Green Beans

Corn Muffins

Raspberry Trifle

Iced Tea | Coffee