Foreword Reviews

The Kimberlins Go to War

A Union Family in Copperhead Country

2016 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, War & Military (Adult Nonfiction)

This is the story of the Kimberlin Family that sent thirty-three fathers and sons, brothers and cousins, to fight for the Union during the Civil War. Ten family members were killed, wounded, or died of battlefield disease, a 30 percent casualty rate that is unmatched in recorded Scott County history. Their feelings about the war come from forty letters to and from the battlefield that have survived.