Tag Archives: Lexington

Murder most friendly in the Bluegrass

Friendly fire killed a Mainer in central Kentucky in summer ’64 — and he wasn’t even a soldier. Born in Wells in York County on July 3, 1836, Judson Littlefield was one of nine children born to Ivory and Eunice (Hobbs) Littlefield. According to Ancestry.com, Ivory may have been born in Wells or in Chesterville […]

Two Confederate monuments find a prettier home

When anti-Confederate feelings ran high after Charlottesville, central Kentucky’s attention focused on two Confederate monuments standing prominently in downtown Lexington. A Congressional representative, a United States senator, James Buchanan’s vice president, and a Confederate general and secretary of war, John Cabell Breckinridge is practically unknown in Maine. He was a Bluegrass big shot in his […]