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Lt. Col. George Martin Jesse: The rest of the story

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By Brad Bowman

Editor’s note: Because of space constraints in last week’s Local, the article about Henry County Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee suffered immense editing. Here’s what was left out.

 

After Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee’s defeat at Mt. Sterling, he recruited another company of 103 men. The company made its way from Shelby County south toward Nelson County. Lt. Allston joined Jessee with 50 recruits from Shelby and Oldham County and lost five men during a skirmish with federal forces near Bloomfield.


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