Collection on the Civil War in Kentucky photographs

Abstract

The collection on the Civil War in Kentucky photographs (dated circa 1861-1865; 0.6 cubic feet; 75 items) contains photographs showing prominent civil war figures such as Ulysses Simpson Grant, John Hunt Morgan, and Mary Todd Lincoln.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Collection on the Civil War in Kentucky photographs
Date
circa 1861-1865
Extent
0.6 Cubic feet
Subjects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by source of acquisition.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Desirae Carron
Preferred Citation
2007av037 : [identification of item], Collection on the Civil War in Kentucky, circa 1861-1865, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
During the Civil War, Kentucky was a borderline state--politically, and physically. Though the state officially chose to remain with the Union, there was much discontent within the Commonwealth over slavery. The Great Compromiser, Henry Clay, made Kentucky proud of its tradition of preserving the Union. However, by the time of the Civil War, the state was split down the middle. Kentucky was a slave state by law; however, most people did not own slaves. Many of those who lived in slave owning areas chose to join the Confederate army, while south central Kentucky became a sort of recruiting post for colored troops who were guaranteed freedom for fighting in the Union army. Kentuckians experienced Confederate army bandits ruining Union supplies, raiding small towns, and harming personal property. In the midst of battles and Confederate raids, Kentucky also had the worry of losing the Southern/European markets and/or the Northern markets for its goods--the loss of either would have caused a serious amount of damage to Kentucky's economy. Despite the split public opinion on slavery and the representative vote to remain neutral, the Kentucky General Assembly failed to ratify the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.
Source: Overview of the Civil War in Kentucky. http://www.ket.org/civilwar/kyrole.html.
Scope and Content
The collection on the Civil War in Kentucky photographs (dated circa 1861-1865; 0.6 cubic feet; 75 items) contains photographs showing prominent civil war figures such as Ulysses Simpson Grant, John Hunt Morgan, Mary Todd Lincoln as well as a group portrait of the Kentucky Division of United Confederate Veterans. The collection was drawn together artificially from various purchases and is arranged by source of acquisition.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research; access requires at least 24 hours advance notice.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

John L. Heflin, Jr. Acquisitions, undated

Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (1812-1862); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

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Simon Bolivar Buckner, Sr. (1823-1914); served as a General in the Confederate States Army and as Governor of Kentucky (1887-1891), undated

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Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1962); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

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Richard Heron Anderson (1821-1879); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

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Richard Heron Anderson (1821-1879); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

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Gary Hendershott Acquisitions, undated

Folder consists of a 20 page cartes de visite album containing 16 images. Inscription on inside cover reads "Miss Mollie Minor / Danville, Ky. / September 7, 83." Album contains cartes de visite and tintypes and includes as its subjects both Minor family members and American Civil War figures.

John Pope (1822-1892); served as a general in the United States Army, undated

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John Thomas Croxton (1837-1874) in military dress; noted on album page as Col. John T. Croxton; served as a Colonel in the 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, eventually reaching the brevet rank of Major General in the United States Army, undated

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Noted on album page as Jim Shannon, undated

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Noted on album page as Aunt Mary Elder, undated

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Speed Smith Fry (1817-1892) in military dress; noted on album page as Col. Speed S. Fry; served as a Colonel in the 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, eventually reaching the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 10
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Noted on album page as Uncle Sam as a young man, undated

  • Box 1, Item 11
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James Minor; noted on album page as Uncle Jim Minor / Rev. F. C. of M. E. South / Grandpa Minor's brother, undated

  • Box 1, Item 12
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Martha Minor; noted on album page as His wife Aunt Martha; layout of the page indicates this a reference to image #12 subject Jim Minor, undated

  • Box 1, Item 13
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John Minor; noted on album page as Cousin Johnnie Minor / Dr. Minor / Shelbyville, Ky., undated

  • Box 1, Item 14
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Noted on album page as Mr. Henry Hankla / Polksville, Ky., undated

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Noted on image as T. Johnson, Esq.; same man as image #17, undated

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Noted on image as Terry Johnson, Esq.; same man as image #16, undated

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Noted on album page as Rev. Ramsey, undated

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Noted on album page as Mrs. Ramsey, undated

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Noted on album page as Ansel Scamp, undated

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Noted on album page as Webster, undated

  • Box 1, Item 21
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Noted on album page as Willie Clarkson / Jackson City, undated

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James L. West (?-1862); served as 2nd Lieutenant in 2nd Kentucky Cavalry in the Confederate States Army and as a member of John Hunt Morgan's Lexington Rifles militia unit; noted on image: Morgan's Lieut.. / James L. West/ (Killed at Shiloh.), undated

  • Box 1, Item 23
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Blank album, undated

  • Box 1, Item 6a
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Jon Lowry Acquisitions, 1862, undated

Unidentified Confederate States Army Lieutenant, undated

  • Box 1, Item 24
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Unidentified solider, undated

  • Box 1, Item 25
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Kenneth Davis; served as Private in 32nd Virginia Infantry in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 26
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Unidentified solider, undated

  • Box 1, Item 27
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Benjamin F. Dade; served as Captain in 21st Alabama Infantry in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 28
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Unidentified solider, undated

  • Box 1, Item 29
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R. F. Morris; United States Army, 1862 August

  • Box 1, Item 30
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Noted as Captain in the Alabama Volunteer Corps, undated

  • Box 1, Item 31
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Noted as Captain - Louisiana State Militia, undated

  • Box 1, Item 32
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Unidentified solider, undated

  • Box 1, Item 33
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Unidentified solider, undated

  • Box 1, Item 34
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John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875); served as a General in the Confederate States Army; Confederate States of America Secretary of War (1865), United States Congressman (1851-1855) and Vice-President of the United States (1856-1860), undated

  • Box 1, Item 35
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George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885); served as a General in the United States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 36
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Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889); President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865), undated

  • Box 1, Item 37
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Ezra P. Clowes (?-1865); served as First Sergeant in Company D of the 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, United States Army; noted on back of mounting: Wounded at the Battle of Saylor's Creek April 6th and died April 7th 1865, undated

  • Box 1, Item 38
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Noted on back as: Mr. R. M. Webb / Chilesburg / Fayette Co. / Ky; image was created by a Camp Douglas photographer, undated

  • Box 1, Item 39
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Central Kentucky Antique Mall Acquisitions, undated

Joseph G. Gillis (1840-1886); served in the United States Army (1860-1865); noted in frame: Joseph G. Gillis Co. F 4th Regt. Ky. Vol. 3rd Division. Enlisted for war service in 1860, under Captain Wood. Honorably discharged at Louisville, July 16, 1864. Reenlisted, Dec. 18 1865 served till close of war. Born Nov. 3rd 1840. Died Oct. 24th 1886. By accidental gun shot while hunting. Grandfather of Hazel C. Sharp, undated

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Henry Lee Gillis; served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 4th Kentucky Volunteers, United States Army; noted in frame: Lt. Henry Lee Gillis Ky. Vol. Co. F, 4th Reg, 3rd Div., Brother of Joseph G. Gillis. Enlisted under Capt. Wood, in 1860. Great Uncle of Hazel C. Sharp, undated

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King Sulivan; served in the 4th Kentucky Volunteers, United States Army; noted in frame: King Sulivan, Ky. Vol., Co. F, 4th Reg, 3rd Div. Age'd 18 years. Brother-in-law of Joseph G. Gillis. Was kicked and killed by horse, three days after returning home to Ky. Served under Lieutenant Col. Harrison and Capt. Wood, 16 Ky. Volunteers, undated

  • Box 1, Item 42
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Cohasco, Inc. Acquisition, undated

James Longstreet (1821-1904); served as a General in the Confederate States Army; image taken after the war, undated

  • Box 1, Item 43
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Glover's Bookery Acquisitions, undated

Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882), undated

  • Box 1, Item 44
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Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882), undated

  • Box 1, Item 45
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Black Swan Book Acquisition, undated

Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882), undated

  • Box 1, Item 46
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Acquisitions from unknown sources, 1862-1865

Samuel Carter; served as a Major in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 47
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Two unidentified men, one in military dress, undated

  • Box 1, Item 48
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Unidentified man in military dress, undated

  • Box 1, Item 49
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Unidentified man in military dress, undated

  • Box 1, Item 50
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Leonidas Armstead Sypert (1832-1893); served as a Colonel in the Confederate States Army, 1865

  • Box 1, Item 51
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Two unidentified men in military dress, 1865

  • Box 1, Item 52
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John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875); served as a General in the Confederate States Army; Confederate States of America Secretary of War (1865), United States Congressman (1851-1855) and Vice-President of the United States (1856-1860), undated

  • Box 1, Item 53
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Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 54
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John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 55
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John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 56
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William Preston (1816-1887); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 57
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John Stuart Williams (1818-1898); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 58
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Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881); served as a General in the United States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 59
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General Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885); served as a General in the United States Army; 18th President of the United States (1869-1877), undated

  • Box 1, Item 60
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Noted as L D Bruce, undated

  • Box 1, Item 61
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Horatio Seymour (1810-1886); Governor of New York (1853-1854, 1863-1864), undated

  • Box 1, Item 62
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Unidentified man, undated

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Winfield Scott (1786-1866); served on active duty longer than any other United States Army General in history, 1862

  • Box 1, Item 64
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Raphael Semmes (1809-1877); served as an Admiral in the Confederate States Navy, undated

  • Box 1, Item 65
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Noted as Wm. Reiling, undated

  • Box 1, Item 66
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Noted as Maj. Bob Cinins, undated

  • Box 1, Item 67
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Unidentified man in military dress, undated

  • Box 1, Item 68
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Unidentified man in military dress, undated

  • Box 1, Item 69
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Unidentified man in military dress, undated

  • Box 1, Item 70
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Henry Jackson Hunt (1819-1889); served as a Major in the United States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 71
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Benjamin Hardin Helm (1831-1863); served as a Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 72
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Joseph Horace Lewis (1824-1904); served as a General in the Confederate States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 73
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George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885); served as a General in the United States Army, undated

  • Box 1, Item 74
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Group portrait of the Kentucky Division of the United Confederate Veterans made during the 1901 National Meeting at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, Item 75
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Blank album, undated

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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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