Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899
Creator
Hobson, Edward Henry, 1825-1901.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm.
Subjects
Barrel, John.
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881.
Hobson, Edward Henry, 1825-1901.
Hobson, A. G.
Hobson, William, 1788-1853.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Scott, Charles, 1739-1813.
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.
Soldiers--Correspondence.
Generals--Correspondence.
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Commissions.
Indentures
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
General. A native of Greensburg, Ky., Hobson went into business with his father, William, an owner of steamers and a merchant. He joined the army and served as a lieutenant during the war with Mexico from 1846-1847. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Union Army. He became a Brigadier General whose most famous exploit was the pursuit of General John Hunt Morgan nearly 900 miles through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio during Morgan's 1863 raid. While he did not receive the surrender of Morgan and his command, Hobson captured five guns and 575 men. After the war, Hobson continued his business interests in lumber, real estate, and merchandise, and was named Collector of Internal Revenue of the Fourth District by President Ulysses S. Grant. He was active in various veterans' organizations, including the Mexican War veterans and the Veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of two large groups covering the periods of the Mexican and Civil Wars. During the Mexican War Hobson writes frequently to his family about Zachary Taylor and military matters. There are also indentures signed by John Barrel and others, commissions signed by Charles Scott and Gabriel Slaughter, and letters from Sam F. Spencer and General A. E. Burnside.

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