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Social Studies Middle School

Border States in the Civil War

Kentucky was one of four states that were slaves states but did not declare secession from the Union during the U.S. Civil War. They are known as "border states." Kentucky began the U.S. Civil War as officially neutral. This public radio story describes Kentucky’s experience as a neutral border state. In the story you hear from descendants of a family whose ancestors fought on both sides of the Civil War, a common experience in border states.

US History I Geography Civil War Borders

Story Length: 1:52

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AIR DATE: 12/15/2011

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