Todd County, Kentucky Military Records

PATRIOTISM is the sum of social and political virtue; the tangible expression of a people’s intelligent appreciation of worthy institutions. Founded upon a nation’s civilization it rises like some fair temple, bounded by the wisdom of the statesman, towering with the aspiration of the people, and beautified with an unselfish devotion. In this virtue Todd County was early schooled. Coming into existence at the close of the Revolutionary war, and its people imbued with the chivalric sentiment of the Old Dominion State, love of country became an absorbing passion, and national affairs the absorbing theme of debate. Many of the early settlers were of that heroic stock that bore “the burden and heat of the day,” and their precept and example serving to intensify the natural bent of the general mind, added an influence which has made Todd County, like every Southern community, a determined partisan.


Battle, J. H., W. H. Perrin, Counties of Todd and Christian, Kentucky : historical and biographical, Chicago : F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884.

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