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.
19th Century, History, Military, On This Day, US History
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The 1943 Kentucky Derby was run on the 1
st of May. In this photograph Count Fleet gallops to victory with Johnny Longden.
History, On This Day, Sport, US History, Vintage
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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.