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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at