Beriah Magoffin


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Beriah Magoffin

In response to President Lincoln's call for troops from the Bluegrass State, Governor Magoffin replied, "Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern states." The following month Kentucky declared armed neutrality, which lasted until September. At that time the General Assembly voted to align with the Union. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.


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