Explores the crucial events of the Civil War west of the Appalachian Mountains from 1861 through to the Confederate invasion of Kentucky in the fall of 1862. It covers the collapse of the Confederate defenses in Kentucky in the Winter of 1862, the Battle of Shiloh and the movement of General Braggs Confederate Army from Tupelo to Chattanooga. It chronicles the advance of Braggs and General Kirby Smiths Armies into Kentucky and the interdiction of what had become a full fledged Confederate invasion of the State by General Buells Union Army. Lavishly illustrated with period photography, reenactments, animated battle maps and rare works of art, this documentary takes you onto the battlefields of Richmond, Munfordville and Perryville. Students will Learn: What Union army entered Kentucky to confront General Bragg's and Kirby Smith's Confederate armies, and why did they march to Louisville before it confronted the Confederate forces / Why it was important for Generals Bragg and Kirby Smith to inaugurate a governor of "Confederate" Kentucky / If it was important for the two armies commanded by Generals Bragg and Kirby Smith to unite to confront the Union army under General Buell / If General Bragg had enough troops in his Confederate army to effectively confront General Buell's Union army / Why General Buell sent his three Union army corps in four different directions in the campaign against General Bragg's Confederate army / Why General Bragg did not know where the main elements of General Buell's Union army were / How and why General Buell's Union army and General Bragg's Confederate army become engaged in battle outside of Perryville, Kentucky / The result of the Battle of Perryville / Why General Bragg retreated after the Battle of Perryville / If Generals Bragg and Kirby Smith used the invasion of Kentucky to obtain supplies and livestock for their armies, and, if so, were they successful?