Guide to the Clinton Jones True Photographic Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Guide to the Clinton Jones True Photographic Collection,
Creator
True, Clinton Jones, 1836-
Extent
.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 13 items
Subjects
Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories
Kentucky. Militia
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Richard N. Leigh, Christine Reiss Wysocki; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
In 1863, Union Captain Clinton Jones True of the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry was promoted to Colonel and authorized to recruit for 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, which he culled mainly from the eastern part of the state. Until December of 1863, the 40th was on scout duty in north-central Kentucky, where they saw action at Mount Sterling on December 3 and 10, 1863. The 40th was then moved to scout duty in Eastern Kentucky. With the 11th Michigan Mounted Infantry also under his command, True and the 40th routed Confederate Colonel Ferguson at Paintsville, Kentucky on April 14, 1864. True later organized the 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry in 1864 at Paris, Kentucky. The 53rd participated in the destruction of the Confederate salt and iron works in Saltville, Virginia.
After the war, True was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant to serve as consul in the West Indies where he resided on the island of St. Thomas.
Scope and Content
The Clinton Jones True Photographic Collection, 1861-1892 consists of five tintypes and eight albumen cartes de visite. Seven of the images are identified as Clinton Jones True, the remainder of the subjects are unknown.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in civilian dress, , [n.d.]

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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in uniform, , [n.d.]

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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in uniform, wearing a large hat, , [n.d.]

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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in uniform [Image badly damaged], , [n.d.]

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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A. served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in civilian dress, , [n.d.]

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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in civilian dress and wearing a pith helmet, , [n.d.]

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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in civilian dress, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman; possibly Harriet Hull True, wife of Clinton Jones True, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified older man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified older man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified young man, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified young man, , [n.d.]

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House overlooking a bay; handwritten note on back: "Large house with win / dows open on the left / nearest to your US Consul's residence", , [n.d.]

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