Kentucky this week marks a major milestone at one of its historic sites. Over the weekend, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Richmond was commemorated. Joining in Kentucky’s Civil War commemoration was Pulitzer prize winning author Mark Neely. Neely, who spoke last week at Eastern Kentucky University, won the prize in 1991 for his history, The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties. Neely told WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that the US Constitution helped the Union with the war.
A memorial service is Thursday evening at Mount Zion Christian Church to honor those soldiers who died in the 1862 Battle of Richmond. Nearly 12-hundred soldiers, on both sides, were killed or wounded in that battle.