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The Resource Camp Nelson, Kentucky : a Civil War history, Richard D. Sears

Camp Nelson, Kentucky : a Civil War history, Richard D. Sears

Label
Camp Nelson, Kentucky : a Civil War history
Title
Camp Nelson, Kentucky
Title remainder
a Civil War history
Statement of responsibility
Richard D. Sears
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Perched high atop the Kentucky River palisades in the central Bluegrass, picturesque Camp Nelson played an important, yet now largely forgotten, role in the tragedies and triumphs of the Civil War. The story of the sprawling camp ranges from panicked rumors of an impending raid by Gen. John Hunt Morgan to daring East Tennessee attacks, from petty bureaucratic bickering to the principled courage of men and women struggling to help former slaves adjust to the postwar world."
  • "Originally designed as a Union supply depot, Camp Nelson became one of the nation's most important recruiting stations and training camps for black soldiers and Kentucky's chief center for issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. The increasing black population at the camp attracted white missionaries, led by Rev. John G. Fee of Berea, intent on bringing religion, education, and social equality to the newly freed people."
  • "In this first study of Camp Nelson, author Richard D. Sears tells the story of the rise and fall of the camp through the shifting perspective of a changing cast of characters - soldiers, refugees, missionaries, and fleeing slaves and enlisted blacks who describe their pitiless treatment at the hands of slave owners and Confederate sympathizers. The diverse documents include carefully selected military orders, letters, newspaper articles, and other correspondence, most inaccessible until now. Sears's introduction provides a historical overview of the camp and Civil War events connected to it, and helpful notes identify individuals and detail the course of events."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sears, Richard D.
Dewey number
976.9/483
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F459.C35
LC item number
S43 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American soldiers
  • Freedmen
  • Antislavery movements
  • Camp Nelson (Ky.)
  • Kentucky
  • United States
  • Kentucky
  • United States
  • Kentucky
  • United States
Label
Camp Nelson, Kentucky : a Civil War history, Richard D. Sears
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [377]-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48559504
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
lxxxiii, 401 page, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813122465
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Camp Nelson, Kentucky : a Civil War history, Richard D. Sears
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [377]-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48559504
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
lxxxiii, 401 page, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813122465
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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