The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWGK) is a freely-accessible online collection of historical documents associated with the chief executives of the state, 1860-1865. CWGK is about far more than the five governors, though. The project records the diverse and largely unknown lives of tens of thousands of Kentuckians, and opens new windows onto the local and personal Civil War stories that have been overlooked.

This site, Early Access, is the first public glimpse into the CWGK world. Digital publication of this site was supported through the National Historical Publications and Records CommissionTo learn more about this site and the project, click here.