Civil War

Mill Springs Conservation Being Celebrated This Weekend

May 19, 2015
Currier and Ives

The Civil War Trust and the Mill Springs Battlefield Association are making an announcement during a Memorial Day weekend ceremony in south-central Kentucky.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Lexington girlhood home of his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, is marking the tragedy with specially-themed evening tours. 

The University of Kentucky will host a sneak peak for the fourth episode of Civil War: The Untold Story.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - James E.  Carlton of Lawrenceburg was 24 years old when he enlisted in the 5th Kentucky Cavalry of the Confederate States Army.  He suffered a gunshot wound to the left knee in 1863 at the Battle of Lebanon, but served until the end of the war.

By 1912, Carlton was an old man with no money or property. His application for a Confederate Army pension is one of several now available online through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.