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The Resource The Kimberlins go to war : a Union family in Copperhead country, Michael B. Murphy

The Kimberlins go to war : a Union family in Copperhead country, Michael B. Murphy

Label
The Kimberlins go to war : a Union family in Copperhead country
Title
The Kimberlins go to war
Title remainder
a Union family in Copperhead country
Statement of responsibility
Michael B. Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of the Kimberlin Family that sent 33 fathers and sons, brothers and cousins to fight for the Union cause during the Civil War. Ten family members were killed, wounded, or died of battlefield disease, a 30 percent casualty rate that is unmatched in recorded Scott County history. Of the 134 known deaths of Scott County soldiers, ten were members of the Kimberlin clan. While we know that the Kimberlins suffered disproportionately, our only clues to their feelings about the war come from 40 letters to and from the battlefield that have survived to this day. Were they fighting to save the Union or to free the slaves? How did they express grief over the loss of a brother? Did they keep up with their business and the women at home? And what did they think about "secesh" neighbors in southern Indiana who tried to undermine the Union cause? The answers to these questions will help determine if the Kimberlins were unusual in their patriotism or simply acting as any Union family would in an area of the nation known as Copperhead Country. The Kimblerlin Family, first white settlers of Scott County, Indiana is used as a focal point to study the impact of the Copperhead movement on southern Indiana during the Civil War. The author has been granted acces to dozens of family letters, to and from the battlefield, that have never been subjected to academic scrutiny. They provide a fascinating mirror that reflects cultural attitudes toward the War, and ultimately, the courage it took to stand firmly for the Union in Copperhead country
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Michael B.
Dewey number
977.2/183
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F532.S35
LC item number
M87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scott County (Ind.)
  • Kimberlin family
  • Indiana
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Scott County (Ind.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Kimberlins go to war : a Union family in Copperhead country, Michael B. Murphy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129--133) 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
Contents
War comes to Indiana -- Scott County looks south to trade -- Scott County political traditions -- Fighting and dying for the Union -- Home and away
Control code
20826716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 153 pages
Isbn
9780871953773
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016001244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Kimberlins go to war : a Union family in Copperhead country, Michael B. Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129--133) 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
Contents
War comes to Indiana -- Scott County looks south to trade -- Scott County political traditions -- Fighting and dying for the Union -- Home and away
Control code
20826716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 153 pages
Isbn
9780871953773
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016001244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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