Edmund Kirby-Smith Miscellaneous Papers,1862-1871

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edmund Kirby-Smith Miscellaneous Papers,1862-1871
Creator
Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893
Extent
3 items
Subjects
Generals-- Confederate States of America-- Archives.
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876-- Correspondence.
Confederate States of America.-- Army-- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.-- Sources.
Louisville (Ky.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
Marshall, Humphrey, 1812-1872-- Correspondence.
Military education-- Kentucky-- Henry County-- History-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Confederate general. Includes his 7 Sept. 1862 letter to General Humphrey Marshall discussing the authority to raise troops, the surplus of cavalry, and the need for infantry; a 20 Sept. 1862 letter to General Braxton Bragg reporting that Louisville only had six thousand troops defending it and that he believed rapid movement on that city would result in its capture; and a 9 Mar. 1871 act of the Kentucky General Assembly regarding the burning of Kirby-Smith's military school near New Castle (Henry County), Ky