John Breckinridge Castleman Collection,1854-1913

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Breckinridge Castleman Collection,1854-1913
Creator
Castleman, John Breckinridge, 1841-1911
Extent
0.33 cubic ft.
Subjects
Beall, John Yates, 1835-1865.
Clay, Clement Claiborne, 1816-1882.
Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Secret service-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Confederate officer and later general in the U.S. Army. Chiefly correspondence, 1854-1911. Some of the letters collected by General Castleman were written by, to and about Confederate agents in Canada during the Civil War. One letter contains an account of a visit to Captain John Y. Beall in prison before his execution. Other Confederate agents include Jacob Thompson, Clement C. Clay, and Bennett H. Young. Also a 1911 article entitled "The Kentucky Mounted Gun Men and the Sabine War" written by Castleman