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Fort Duffield (Kentucky)

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Fort Duffield
On September 4, 1861 Confederate troops under the command of General Leonidas Polk occupied Columbus, Kentucky this action effectively ended Kentucky's neutrality; two days later U.S. Grant's Federal troops took Paducah, Kentucky. The actions of Grant and Polk brought the Civil War into the Commonwealth.

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