Jewell County named after civil war veteran Lewis R. Jewell

Special Feature of Country Roads by Gloria Schlaefli


April 25, 2024

Last week found my hubby and me on a trip to Kentucky, a state that we had not traveled in before. We saw lots of sites but with both of us being history buffs, we had to tour at least one Civil War battlefield. The one we toured was the biggest Civil War battle that occurred in that state, Perryville Battlefield. A hilly area, it was pictured with the U.S. troops all on one hill. Directly across a small valley was where the Confederate troops were stationed, firing cannons from one hill to the other.

Wanting to continue my Civil War thoughts locally, when we returned home, I began interesting...

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