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Adair County native and Civil War hero featured in a book by Ronald Wolford Blair
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Adair County native and Civil War hero featured in a book by Ronald Wolford Blair

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016 [1:43 PM]

Author Ronald Wolford Blair of Lexington, Ky., will have a meet and greet and book signing to celebrate his latest book, Wild Wolf and the Great Rivalry of the Civil War, Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Lindsey Wilson College.

Wild Wolf and the Great Rivalry of the Civil War is the first biography on the Adair County native, and prominent historical figure, Union Colonel Frank Wolford. He was a celebrated Civil War cavalier and rival of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan.

In his book, Blair, who is Wolford's great-great-nephew, discusses in detail Wolford's heroic leadership in more than 300 Civil War battles and skirmishes, during which he was wounded seven times, and his notable rivalry with Morgan's Raiders.

He also provides additional details about Wolford's political career and personal life, plus little-known facts about his staunch opposition and policy dispute with President Abraham Lincoln over the use of black soldiers in the Union forces.

Blair has authored stories for several publications such as the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Lexington Herald. He was a contributing author of the book, Kentucky's Civil War: 1861-1865, which won a Governor's Award, as well as the book, Kentucky Rising, written by Dr. James A. Ramage and Dr. Andrea Watkins. 

The event - which is free to the public - will be Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. CT in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship, 402 Helen Flatt Drive. For more information about this event and other cultural events at LWC, please contact Phil Hanna at hannap@lindsey.edu or at (270)-384-8250.

 

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