Professor Authors "Great Civil War Stories of Kentucky"

A century and a half after the first shots of the Civil War were fired, Dr. Marshall Myers, professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University, reminds readers of the harsh realities of war, and how it affected soldier and civilian alike in his new book, “Great Civil War Stories of Kentucky.”  

A Kentucky native, Myers writes about colorful Kentucky personalities and includes stories about the lives of Kentucky Shakers during the war, religion, the Louisville Civil War prison, the Orphan Bridge, and other accounts about life in Kentucky during the war.

Myers has authored more than 200 articles, poems, academic pieces, and short stories, as well as three books: “On the Inside,” “Real Toads,” and “Barefoot.” His articles and reviews on the Civil War have appeared in Kentucky Explorer, The Kentucky Civil War Journal, and The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. He serves as president of the Madison County Civil War Roundtable and contributes a bi-monthly column on the Civil War in Kentucky to the organization’s newsletter.

The 224-page book, published by Acclaim Press, retails for $24.95.

Published on June 23, 2011