Albert Gallatin Hodges letters

Descriptive Summary

Title
Albert Gallatin Hodges letters
Date
1865
Creator
Hodges, Albert Gallatin, 1802-1881
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012MS014: [identification of item], Albert Gallatin Hodges letters, 1865, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Albert Gallatin Hodges (1802-1881) edited the Frankfort Commonwealth and for a time served as the state printer for Kentucky. A Union supporter, Hodges was also one of Abraham Lincoln's closest confidants from Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Albert Gallatin Hodges letters consist of two letters: one written by Hodges and the other written to Hodges. The first letter is a draft written by Hodges and Joshua Fry Speed to Abraham Lincoln making a formal complaint about General Stephen Burbridges actions in Kentucky as the Union military commander. William E. Woodruff wrote the second letter to Hodges requesting his intercession with President Lincoln regarding Woodruff's application for Brigadier General.

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