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Wed September 2, 2009
Kentucky Celebrates Civil War Sesquicentennial
By Charles Compton
Lexington, KY – Kentuckians fought on both sides during the American Civil War. Their sacrifices will be recognized next year when the Commonwealth marks the conflict's 150th anniversary. Today Governor Steve Beshear formed the Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The Commission, according to Beshear, will be underwritten by the federal government.
"A little over a million dollars from the Federal Transportation monies that will fund the commission and help fund some of those programs."
Beshear says the Commission will organize a series of events throughout the year 20-10. He says the events will recognize and celebrate the pivotal role Kentucky played during the War Between the States.