Guide to the Hattie M. Dudley: Confederate Veteran's Reunions Photographic Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Guide to the Hattie M. Dudley: Confederate Veteran's Reunions Photographic Collection,
Creator
Dudley, Hattie M.
Extent
.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 5 items
Subjects
Confederate States of America. Army. Morgan's Cavalry Division
Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
Morgan's Mounted Volunteers
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Christine Reiss Wysocki; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan served in the Confederate Army alongside General Braxton Bragg. Having learned horsemanship as a child on a farm in Fayette County, Kentucky, Morgan was called "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" by Southern sympathizers and "King of Horse Thieves" by Northern sympathizers. Morgan centered his raids in Kentucky, using unconventional military tactics such as civilian assistance in his campaigns. Morgan was killed September 4, 1864.
When John Hunt Morgan was reinterred in Lexington, Kentucky, April 17, 1868, the surviving members of Morgan's command formed The Morgan's Men Association. Morgan's Men pledged lifelong fidelity to one another and committed themselves to the memory of their esteemed General. Some prominent members of The Morgan's Men Association include Kentucky Governor James McCreary, Lt. Governor James E. Cantrill, Dr. John A. Lewis, Col. D. Howard Smith, and Brigadier General Basil W. Duke.
Scope and Content
The Hattie M. Dudley: Confederate Veteran's Reunions Photographic Collection, 1898-1907 consists of five copy photographs made in August, 1959 from images owned and retained by Hattie Dudley. There are two prints of the 1907 reunion of Morgan's Men of Bourbon County, Kentucky, two prints of an 1898 Confederate Reunion, and one print of a ca. 1897-1900 reunion of Morgan's Men. The photographic collection was not donated to the University of Kentucky, and Special Collections has no knowledge of the collection's current location.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Confederate Veteran's Reunion, July 1898; "Maj. Austin / J.W. Payne / J..E. Kerse / Mitch. Neal / A. J. Forsythe / J. W. Boulder / John Abrams / J.D. Perrin / Capt. Ed Taylor / G. T. Bradley / Thos. McIntyre / Russell Mann / Peter Mernaugh / Milton Wallace / C. H. Meng / J.T. Nesbitt / Jas. A Miller / John A. Miller / Miss Edna Miller" noted below original image on backing board, author unknown, , 1898

  • Box 1, item 1
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Confederate Veteran's Reunion, July, 1898; same reunion and many of the same individuals from Item #1; no identification key visible on copy print, , 1898

  • Box 1, item 2
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Confederate Veteran's Reunion, Morgan's Men, held at the home of Charles Henry Meng in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Meng was a private in the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C (C.S.A.)), , ca. 1900

  • Box 1, item 3
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Confederate Veteran's Reunion, Morgan's Men, held at the home of Charles Henry Meng in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Meng was a private in the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C (C.S.A.)), , 1907

  • Box 1, item 4
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Confederate Veteran's Reunion, Morgan's Men, held at the home of Charles Henry Meng in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Meng was a private in the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C (C.S.A.)), , 1907

  • Box 1, item 5
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