Marlitta H. Perkins

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Occupation Civil War Historian
Location Eastern Kentucky, United States
Introduction In the early 90's, after visiting the grave of my gg-grandfather Henry Clay Perkins, a Civil War veteran in the 14th KY Infantry, the focus of my work dramatically shifted from artistic pursuits to historic research of the Civil War, with an emphasis on Eastern Kentucky. Since 1996, I have given presentations on the 14th KY Infantry and and participated as panelist in a number of Civil War seminars and roundtables. I've organized memorial services, catalogued burial sites and designed a number of exhibits, the latest in 2005 at the Big Sandy Heritage Center in Pikeville, KY. My research has been published in the Treeshaker, the South Fork News, The Gray Line, Cump & Company, etc. The results of my latest discovery, a grave robbery in 1864 at Camp Chase, was published in the Columbus Dispatch in fall of 2004. I have worked as military specialist with a number of local Eastern Kentucky historical societies, and am currently finishing a regimental history on the 14th KY Infantry.
Interests Member of the Sandy Valley Civil War Roundtable [est. 2008, Member of the SUVCW Graves Committee, Co-founder of the 14th Ky Heritage Society, Owner of a mailing list for 14th KY descendants, Co-founder and trustee of the Buffington Island Battlefield Group, Inc. In this capacity I also represented the Morgans Men Association and the Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in the fight for the preservation of Ohio's only Civil War battlefield, Creator and owner of several Civil War related websites, including on the 14th KY Infantry, Camp Chase and Our Honored Dead at Buffington Island