Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Isaac Shelby

Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), the first Governor of Kentucky, commanded troops at the Battle of The Thames.

In summing up the character of Isaac Shelby we may emphatically exclaim he was a good and a gallant man. His life, like that of all the leading spirits of his day, was an eventful one; and, in bravery and patriotism, he was, perhaps, surpassed by none of his cotemporaries.  And Shelby's memory is safe.  He will not be forgotten--at least by the sons of Kentucky; for his name on their lips is a "household word." Louisville Literary News-Letter  [Source: The Hesperian, Volume 3, Sketch of Isaac Shelby]

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