John David Preston
The conflicts of the Civil War were not confined to hostilities between the rival armies. Nowhere in the North or the South was there unanimity of feeling about the wisdom or purposes of the war." This was true of the Big Sandy Valley as well as Kentucky as awhole. This book details the civil war highlighting the Big Sandy counties of Pike, Floyd, Johnson and Lawrence. The book contains information concerning many of the battles and skirmishes in the valley. The appendixes are important as they contain a Chronological List of Battles; Big Sandy Slaveholders; 1868 Pike County Election Results; Lists of Confederate and Union Soldiers for the Big Sandy Counties. Also included is a listing of Soldiers who Served in Both Armies. The book is well cited.