Author Talk and Book Signing – Michael B. Murphy
The Kimberlins Go to War: A Union Family in Copperhead Country
The Kimberlins Go to War tells the story of the Kimberlin family from Scott County, Indiana, that sent 33 fathers and sons, brothers and cousins, to fight for the Union during the Civil War. Ten family members were killed, wounded or died of battlefield disease, a 30-percent casualty rate that is unmatched in recorded Scott County history. Their feelings about the war come from 40 letters to and from the battlefield that have survived.
Michael B. Murphy was an Indiana state representative for sixteen years. He received his bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in history from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He serves as a member of the Indiana Historical Society board of trustees.