A History of Covington Through 1865 - page 1

AHistory ofCovington
Through 1865
JohnE. Burns
Contents
Page
Editor’sComments…………………………………………………………………………………….i
Author’sNote………………………………………………………………………………………….ii
Acknowledgments &
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………iii
Section I: TheSetting
1)
Covington’s Pre-historic Past………………………………………………………….1
2)
Rendezvous at ThePoint………………………………………………………………9
3)
FrontierAdventures…………………………………………………………………..24
4)
AWildernessBegins toFlower……………………………………………………….33
5)
ThePoint and theWar of 1812……………………………………………………….56
Section II: TheFormativeYears
6)
ACity isBorn…………………………………………………………………………65
7)
ANewCounty………………………………………………………………………...94
8)
CovingtonExpands its Interests………………………..
9)
Anti-BellumPolitical Arena………………………………………………………….123
10)
Roads, Bridges, Commerce andRails………………………………………………..152
11)
Readin’,Writin’ and theGospel……………………………………………………...186
12)
Thralldom and theRoad toFreedom…………………………………………………214
13)
Rebellion and aDecision for theUnion………………………………………………248
Section III:ATime of Turbulence
14)
WartimeCovington……………………………………………………………………281
15)
MilitaryActivity on theCovingtonFront……………………………………………..324
16)
From the Soldiers’Diaries…………………………………………………………….349
17)
LocalUnits on theBattle Front………………………………………………………..360
Index……………………………………………………………………………………….395
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