Stephen Gano Burbridge Papers,1862-1865

Descriptive Summary

Title
Stephen Gano Burbridge Papers,1862-1865
Creator
Burbridge, Stephen Gano, 1831-1894
Extent
22 items
Subjects
Breckinridge, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson), 1800-1871-- Correspondence.
Clay, Brutus Junius, 1808-1878-- Correspondence.
Herron, Francis Jay, 1837-1902.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Finance-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Participation, Afro-American-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Underground Movements-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Union general and military commander of Kentucky. Papers include correspondence, 1862-1865, to and from Burbridge. Subjects include his efforts at promotion, impressment of slaves, military justice, and a growing rift with Governor Thomas Bramlette, Postwar correspondence from his brother, O.H. Burbridge, in New Orleans, comments on financial opportunities in Southern investments, particularly in New Orleans and Texas, and speaks of their partnership in cotton, timber, shipping, and mill interests. Card index in repository