Marlitta H. Perkins

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Location Ashland, Kentucky, United States
Introduction Marlitta H. Perkins: 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 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. Other interests include historic preservation and photography.