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Map 1: The Ohio River Valley, 1860.

[Graphic] Map 1 with link to higher quality map.

Questions for Map 1

1. To begin to understand why Kentucky found itself right in the middle, both literally and figuratively, of the Civil War, locate and label the state on Map 1. Next label all the states which border on it. (Keep in mind that West Virginia did not become a state until 1863.)

2. Which of Kentucky's neighbors supported the Union? Which supported the Confederacy?

3. Why would these states care which side controlled Kentucky?

* The map on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of this map, but be aware that the file will take as much as two minutes to a load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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