Kentuckian in Blue

A Biography of Major General Lovell Harrison Rousseau


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About the Book

Lovell Harrison Rousseau was a distinguished Union general in the Civil War, but he was more than a soldier. A defense attorney, Rousseau served as a state legislator in Indiana and Kentucky before the war. After the war, Rousseau served as a congressman before returning to the service in 1867 as a brigadier general. This biography covers Rousseau’s childhood challenges, varied career, and ambiguous attitude toward blacks.

About the Author(s)

Dan Lee has degrees in history from Murray State University and Western Kentucky University. He lives in Hardin County, Kentucky.

Bibliographic Details

Dan Lee
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 254
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4818-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5606-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

1. From a Boy to a Man in Kentucky      5

2. A New Home in Indiana      11

3. Captain Rousseau in Mexico      16

4. Louisville and the Know-Nothing Riots      28

5. Kentucky’s Secession Crisis of 1861      37

6. Camp Nevin and the Federal Advance in Kentucky      45

7. The Battle of Shiloh      54

8. The Corinth Campaign      62

9. Following General Bragg to Kentucky      67

10. The Battle of Perryville      83

11. The Battle of Stones River      93

12. The Tullahoma Campaign      106

13. Chickamauga and Chattanooga      117

14. The Great Alabama Raid      130

15. The Defense of Middle Tennessee      153

16. Nashville and the End of the War      170

17. In and Out of the House of Representatives      177

18. Rousseau and an American Alaska      190

19. The Department of Louisiana      203

Afterword      213

Chapter Notes      217

Notes on Selected Sources      225

Bibliography      231

Index      239

Book Reviews & Awards

“a well-written and quite readable tribute”—Civil War News.