Richard Hawes


The Kentucky ‘governor’ who fled Frankfort before approaching U.S. troops

BY: - December 12, 2023

Whatever happens at Gov. Andy Beshear’s second inauguration, odds are federal soldiers won’t run him out of town. During the Civil War, Confederate troops captured Frankfort, the only capital of a loyal state to fall to the enemy during America’s most lethal conflict. The rebels’ advent forced Unionist Gov. James F. Robinson and the Union-majority […]