One of the most thoroughly researched pieces of work that I have even encountered. Betty J. Gorin has explored every possible lead that would help tell the story of Morgan's repulse at Tebbs Bend that, I believe, was the real turning point in Morgan's career. --Dr. Lowell H. Harrison, Author, Civil War in Kentucky, Prof Emeritus, WKYUniv
Gorin's valuable, exhaustively researched book provides new perspective on the Civil War in south central Kentucky. She asks the right questions and includes new and valuable maps and related Civil war evetns to identifiable locations today. Gorin provides the first detailed account of the life of Union Col. Orlando H. Moore and the first in-depth description of his outstanding victory over Morgan at Tebbs Bend early in the Great Raid. No stone is left unturned, and readers will enjoy this book. --Dr. James A. Ramage, John Hunt Morgan's biographer, Regents Prof of Hist, Northern KY Univ
Gorin has unearthed a valuable trove of information related to the Civil War in south central Kentucky. Her work will stand as a solid source for those interested in the commonwealth's Civil War heritage. --Stuart W. Sanders, Civil War Specialist, KY Historical Society
About the Author
Betty J. Gorin, a native of Taylor County, KY, holds bachelor's and master's degress in history from the University of Kentucky and has done post graduate work at Western Kentucky University and the University of Virginia. Ms. Gorin taught history at the secondary and college levels for thirty-five years. She was a Fullbright scholar and recipient of the Ashland Oil Teacher Achievement Award. She led saving the 1823 Jacob Hiestand House, the Atkinson-Griffin Confederate Hospital, and developing the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Trail. She was a member of the KY Bicentennial Comm, boards of KY His Soc, Friends of KY Public Archives, & John Hunt Morgan Trail Commission.