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Author Betty Jane Gorin-Smith to speak this afternoon at Lindsey Wilson

Ms. Gorin-Smith will discuss her latest book, Morgan is Coming: Confederate Raiders in the Heartland of Kentucky
Time: 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 23, in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall
By Duane Bonifer

Lindsey Wilson College
boniferd@lindsey.edu
COLUMBIA, KY. -- The military exploits of John Hunt Morgan in South Central Kentucky during the Civil War will be discussed at an event this afternoon at Lindsey Wilson College.

Local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith will discuss her latest book, Morgan is Coming: Confederate Raiders in the Heartland of Kentucky, at 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 23, in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

Talk is free and open to the public

Her talk, which is part of Lindsey Wilson's 2005-06 Cultural Affairs Series, is free and open to the public.

A resident of Campbellsville, Gorin-Smith will also discuss how she researched and wrote her latest book. Morgan is Coming begins in with Morgan in Campbellsville and includes battles his men of the Confederacy's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry fought in Columbia and Lebanon.

Morgan one of best-known Confederate generals

Morgan was among the best-known Confederate generals who invaded Kentucky during the Civil War. A native of Alabama, Morgan's family moved to Kentucky in the 1830s, and he was educated in Lexington schools.

Morgan joined the Confederate army shortly after war broke out between the states, and from July 1862 to June 1864 he led four raids into Kentucky. Morgan's raids were designed to disrupt communications between Union troops and rally Confederate soldiers.

Colonel Frank Lane Wolford among Union Troops who captured Morgan

His most famous raid, known as the "Great Raid," occurred from July 1-26, 1863, when Morgan led his troops through Kentucky and into Indiana and Ohio before being captured by Union troops near West Point, Ohio. Among the Union troops who captured Morgan was Adair County native Colonel Frank Lane Wolford.

Gorin-Smith has taught history for more than 30 years, including classes at Lindsey Wilson. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Kentucky, and she has done post-graduate work at Western Kentucky University and at the University of Virginia.
Betty Jane Gorin-Smith will discuss her book, Morgan is Coming: Confederate Raiders in the Heartland of Kentucky at 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 23, in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. For more information, contact the college at info@ lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8102.
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