John Alexander Joyce papers
- John Alexander Joyce papers
- 1900, undated
- Joyce , John A. (John Alexander), 1842-1915
- 0.23 Cubic Feet
- Poetry -- Authorship -- Kentucky.
- Preferred Citation
- 2015ms092: [indentification of item], John Alexander Joyce papers, 1900, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
- University of Kentucky
- Biography / History
- John A. Joyce (1842-1915), served as a colonel in the Kentucky 24th Infantry of the Union Army during the Civil War. Originally from Straugh, Ireland, Joyce emigrated to Kentucky early in his life. Later known as the Washington Poet, Col. James settled in Washington, D.C. post-war. There he published his memoir, Checkered Life as well as several collections of poetry. His written works directly dealt with the violence and emotional turmoil of the Civil War soldier. Joyce was also a cornet soloist in the U.S. Marine Band. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetary, Washington, D.C.
- Scope and Content
- The John Alexander Joyce papers (dated 1900, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise a collection of poetry, a handwritten poem, a sketch book, and two photographs that document John Alexander Joyce, Civil War poetry, and the Civil War in Kentucky.
Restrictions on Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access
- Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to relsearchers by appointment.
- Use Restrictions
- The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
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