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Harbert Alexander Speaks at Kennerly-Cupples Lectureship


Historian and author, Harbert Alexander stands with Rep. Steve McDaniel as the discuss aspects of local history.
Photo by W. Clay Crook/The Lexington Progress.


A young man hears about the Federal defeat at Manassas Junction, and feels that he has been called to save the Union.  Riding twenty miles, he joins the 61st Illinois Regiment and finds himself in December 1862, marching from a town called Jackson towards an old cemetery.    It’s hot, and the boys leave their heavy clothing and backpacks behind, “but as late Fall days oft have it, the weather turns bitterly cold as they march,” Harbert Alexander says.  They camp…

For the complete story, see the April 19th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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