Chambers Family Papers, 1838-1861

Descriptive Summary

Title
Chambers Family Papers, 1838-1861
Creator
Chambers Family
Extent
1 folder, .1 c.f.
Subjects
Chambers, Franklin, d. 1848.
Chambers family
United States-- Army-- Kentucky Voluntary Infantry Regiment, 2nd--Company B
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Genealogy
Bullfights
Mexico--Description and travel
Frankfort (Ky.)
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
This collection contains papers of Captain Franklin Chambers, a company commander during the Mexican-American War, and his family who lived in Frankfort and Franklin County, Kentucky. Chambers commanded Company B, of the 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Voluntary Infantry or Riflemen. He died in Frankfort in 1848 after returning from the war.
Scope and Content
Included are letters describing war conditions, life in the army, bull fights, and other entertainment in Mexico; and letters containing local news from Frankfort. Also among the collection are some military commissions and papers, a muster roll of Chambers' company, and eight pages of genealogical data concerning the Chambers family. There are also several scrapbook pages with miscellaneous newspaper clippings and comments relating to Chambers' war service.
Arrangement: Original order
Variant Name: Captain Franklin Chambers
County: Franklin