Thomas Robert McBeath papers

Abstract

he Thomas Robert McBeath papers (dated 1860-1911; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) contain letters written by and to Thomas Robert McBeath during the Civil War as well as military supply requisition forms.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas Robert McBeath papers
Date
1860-1911
Creator
McBeath, Thomas Robert, 1839-1915
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Family--history
Letters.
Military correspondence.
Soldiers--Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
63M296: [Identification of item], Thomas Robert McBeath papers, 1860-1911, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Thomas Robert McBeath was born in Monticello, Kentucky, on March 18, 1839. He grew up in Leitchfield, Kentucky where he attended school. In spring 1861, he started studying law and by autumn he was recruiting members for the Kentucky Infantry. His regiment was organized at Rochester, Kentucky, on December 16, 1861. McBeath served as regimental quartermaster, holding that position until the unit was mustered out of service on March 29, 1865. After the war, McBeath practiced law and in August 1880 became a judge in the Sixth Judicial District in Kentucky. McBeath died in 1915.
Scope and Content
The Thomas Robert McBeath papers (dated 1860-1911; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) contain letters written by and to Thomas Robert McBeath during the Civil War as well as military supply requisition forms. While camped in Kentucky and Tennessee, McBeath wrote the largest number of letters to his fiancee, Nannie Wortham. Additionally, he wrote to and received correspondence from his cousins, friends, father, and other military officers. The supply requisition forms reflect his work as a quartermaster during the Civil War.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
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

Correspondence, 1860-1861

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Correspondence, 1862

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Correspondence, 1863-1865

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Correspondence, 1868-1911

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Correspondence, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Military requisition forms, 1863-1865

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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