For The Country blog: "a perfect piece of Americana and a fascinating examination of the effects of warfare."

"Octagon Hall is a Civil War-era plantation house in Franklin, Kentucky, built by Confederate sympathizer Andrew Jackson Caldwell in the mid-19th century. Like many of the living reminders of that era, the house is full of stories of warfare and slavery, of humanity twisted and broken in the name of a comparatively trivial goal. The First Kentucky Brigade were stationed there during the war and it has become something of a legend how the wounded were hidden in crawlspaces and underneath stairs, while soldiers on both sides of the fight poisoned wells and livestock in order to starve their enemies. The Octagon Hall and surrounding area was the site of incredible atrocities, and the energy of those starving, tortured, murderous people still remains there to this day..." Read the review in full here

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