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The Kentucky Senate votes for neutrality but resolves to hold with the Union

Kentucky, 1857, zoomable map
05/24/1861
On the final day of a Kentucky legislature split between secession and union, the State Senate voted a resolution that stated "Kentucky will not sever connection with the National Government, nor take up arms for either belligerent party; but arm herself for the preservation of peace within her borders, and tendering their services as mediators to effect a just and honorable peace." This compromise kept Kentucky in the Union.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Orville J. Victor, ed., The History, Civil, Political, and Military, of the Southern Rebellion ... (New York: James D. Torrey, 1861), II: 171.

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