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Feature articles will be published monthly and can contain case studies, in-depth explorations of record types, interviews, commentaries and local history stories.

  1. Correcting the Record: the Real Story of David Cozine Westerfield, 1825 – 1900

    Correcting the Record: the Real Story of David Cozine Westerfield, 1825 – 1900

    By: Ronald Clay Belcher David Cozine Westerfield of Mercer County, Kentucky, enlisted in 1861 and valiantly served with the Union Army, 19th Kentucky Regiment. On 2 January 1862, at Camp Harrod, Harrodsburg, his unit was mustered into service. Westerfield’s service with Company B took him from Kentucky to West Virginia to Tennessee to Arkansas to Louisiana to Mississippi.  Although the 19th continued on, Westerfield’s service ended at the Battle of Vicksburg. During the course of the war, David incurred frostbite, an infection causing permanent loss of sight in one eye, broken ribs, a gash to his forehead, the loss...

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  2. Teenage Girl with an Ax: The Civil War Skirmish of “Aunt” Julia Marcum

    Teenage Girl with an Ax: The Civil War Skirmish of “Aunt” Julia Marcum

    By: Cheri Daniels, KAO Editor & KHS Head of Reference Services For a small family farm in Northern Scott County Tennessee, the conflicts of the Civil War were consistently nearby. Despite being surrounded by loyal Confederate counties, Scott County maintained a strong allegiance to the Union. In June of 1861, they ignored their own state’s secession and instead, seceded from the Confederacy, declaring this territory “The Independent State of Scott.”{i} The Marcum family took this declaration to heart, vowing to assist the Union cause in any way possible. During the early months of the War, southern men who wanted to fight for the...

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