On this day: American Civil War Propaganda

This poster was printed in Lexington, Kentucky on the 9th of October, 1862. Issued by Confederate supporter and politician Lt. James B. Clay, son of prominent politician Henry Clay, the poster urges the people of the state to resist the Union forces.

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Printed broadside issued by Henry Clay's son, Lt. James B. Clay, in which he makes a plea for Southern sympathizers to defend their homes from Yankee invasion. Lexington, Kentucky. 9 Oct

 

On this day: The Battle of Mill Springs in 1862

The Battle of Mill Springs, was fought in Wayne and Pulaski counties, near current Nancy, Kentucky, on January 19, 1862, as part of the American Civil War.

Part of the American Civil War, the Battle of Mill Springs was fought in Kentucky on the 19th of January, 1862.

The battle, also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek in Confederate terminology and the Battle of Logan’s Cross Roads in Union terminology, was the first significant defeat for the Confederates.

Though soon eclipsed by more famous battles in the press, the Union victory was widely celebrated at the time.