At the start of the Civil War Kentucky tried to be neutral. Because of it’s location and the divided loyalties of the citizens, Kentucky was put right in the middle. Use of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers were important to the north and important plantation owners were needed in the south. Kentucky was a divided state, with family and friends finding themselves fighting each other. Therefore you will find Union and Confederate soldiers.

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Clay County Revolutionary War

Clay County Mexican War

Clay County Civil War

Clay County Kentucky War of 1812

Clay County Kentucky World War II

Clay County Kentucky Korean War

Clay County Kentucky Vietnam War