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The Story Of Col. Frank Wolford, Commander Of The Union Army's 1st Kentucky Cavalry

Col. Frank Wolford fought in more than 300 battles and skirmishes and was wounded seven times. A dispute with President Lincoln in 1864 led to his arrest.
Col. Frank Wolford fought in more than 300 battles and skirmishes and was wounded seven times. A dispute with President Lincoln in 1864 led to his arrest.
Col. Frank Wolford fought in more than 300 battles and skirmishes and was wounded seven times. A dispute with President Lincoln in 1864 led to his arrest.
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Col. Frank Wolford fought in more than 300 battles and skirmishes and was wounded seven times. A dispute with President Lincoln in 1864 led to his arrest.

 

He was a celebrated cavalry officer, nationally known and deeply respected by the soldiers who served under him, and rival of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan. 

Yet today, only a few scholars know the story of Union Colonel Frank Wolford, Commander of the 1st Kentucky Calvary, a man who nearly changed the face of the country because of a policy dispute with President Abraham Lincoln.

Ronald Wolford Blair, Frank Wolford’s great, great nephew, details his story in the new book, Wild Wolf: The Great Civil War Rivalry. He joins us to discuss Col. FrankWolford’s life and career.

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