Todd Hatton, Kentucky Public Radio

KPR Reporter

Todd Hatton is a reporter/producer and host at Kentucky Public Radio partner-station WKMS in Murray, Kentucky.

1:30pm

Tue April 26, 2011
Civil War Sesquicentennial

Civil War: Financing the Keepers of Kentucky's Memory

Paducah, Kentucky's Lloyd Tilghman House and Museum may not have the cache of Arlington or the Lincoln Birthplace, but it's a must-see if you're looking into the history of the Civil War's western theater. U.S. Grant launched his Fort Donelson campaign from Paducah, William Tecumseh Sherman once commanded Union Soldiers in the city, and Nathan Bedford Forrest raided the river town in 1864. The future author of Ben Hur, Lew Wallace, even got into a fistfight during the war in what is now the museum's main gallery.

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