CUMGAP_081012_069
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Two Armies: Struggling for Control:
During the Civil War, Cumberland Gap was considered a strategic transportation, communications, and supply route. Although no battles were fought at the gap, control of it alternated between the Union and the Confederacy several times. Kentucky and Tennessee were both divided between pro- and anti-slavery supporters. Tennessee seceded from the Union, while Kentucky, with its large population of African Americans remained neutral.
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