Sketches of Camp Boone,1860

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sketches of Camp Boone,1860
Creator
Shaw, G.T.
Extent
.10 cu. ft. (1 Box): 20 items
Subjects
Kentucky. State Guard
Kentucky--Militia
Kentucky--Militia--History
Boone, Camp (Ky.)
Kentucky. State Guard--Regulations
Military law--Kentucky
Community services
Men
Military.
Community services
Men
Military.
Community services
Men
Military.
Community services
Men
Military.
Community services
Men
Military
Political figures.
Community services
Men
Military
Street scenes.
Community services
Men
Military
Political figures.
Community services
Men
Military
Street scenes.
Community services
Men
Military
Political figures.
Community services
Men
Military.
Community services
Men
Military
Street scenes.
Community services
Men
Military.
Community services
Helm, Bejamin Hardin, 1831-1863
Men
Military.
Community services
Medicine
Men
Military.
Community services
Men
Military.
Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914
Community services
Kentucky State Guard
Men
Military
Political figures.
Community services
Men
Military.
Community services
Men
Military.
Community services
Men
Military.
Community services
Men
Military
Religions.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Lindy Melvin; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig and Lindy Melvin
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
On March 5th, 1860 The Kentucky State Legislature enacted the Kentucky Militia Law, which enabled the Kentucky State Guard to form. "Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky That the Kentucky Militia shall be divided into three classes: 1st The Active or Volunteer Militia 2nd. The Enrolled Militia 3rd. The Militia of the Reserves. The Volunteer of Active Militia shall be styled the Kentucky State Guard." By May 5th, 1860 the Inspector-General and staff received their commissions. Simon Bolivar Buckner was named Inspector-General with the rank of Major General. On August 23, 1860 the Kentucky State Guard assembled for the first time. Camp Boone was named for Daniel Boone and was located on the grounds of the South-Western Agricultural Association in Louisville.
In Sketches of Camp Boone,1860 there is a detailed record of all the orders that were given and officers who were present at Camp Boone. A notable name on this roll is Captain John Hunt Morgan of the Lexington Rifles. Morgan would later become know as the organizer and leader of the Morgan Raiders, a Confederate military group. Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner would also become know as an important leader for the Confederacy.
The state of Kentucky declared neutrality during the American Civil War 1861-1865. As the head of the state's military forces Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner attempted to preserve the guards precarious neutrality but in July 1861 the Unionist-controlled military board of the state ordered the State Guard, which they considered pro-secessionist, to turn in its arms. As a result, most of the Kentucky State Guard troops joined the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
Information about Simon Bolivar Buckner and John Hunt Morgan was derived from Who Was Who In The Civil War by Stewart Sifakis.
Scope and Content
Sketches of Camp Boone, 1860 is both a photographic and text record of events and orders carried out during the forming of the state militia. It was published by G.T. Shaw for the Garret & Nickerson, Photographers, Telegraphy Gallery located Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Eleven photographic views of the camp are included in the book. Also nine portraits of the Major General and his staff are included.
All the images in the book are salt prints.

Contents of the Collection

First view of Camp Boone, looking North.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 01
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Second view of Camp Boone, looking North.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 02
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Dress Parade.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 03
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Guard Mounting.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 04
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Visit of Governor to Major Hunt.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 05
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Street scene after parade.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 06
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Visit of the Governor to Col. Frank Tryon.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 07
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Street scene after Parade.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 08
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Visit of Governor to Col. Frank Tryon.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 09
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Meeting of officers after parade.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 10
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Street scene after parade,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 11
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Col. Rank Tryon-Assistant Quartermaster General, Assistant Commissary-General ,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 12
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Col. Ben Hardin Helm- Assistant Inspector-General, Assistant Adjutant-General.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 13
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Col. Isaac W. Scott, Assistant Surgeon-General.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 14
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Col. Chas D. Pennebaker, Assistant Paymaster General.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 15
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Major-General. S. B. Buckner, Inspector General, and Commander of Kentucky State Guard.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 16
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Col. Samuel Gill, Chief Engineer.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 17
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Major James A. Beattie, Judge-Advocate.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 18
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Capt. Philip Bacaro, Captain in the Subsistence Department.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 19
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Rev. Jas. Craik, D.D., Chaplain.,, 1860

  • Box 1, item 20
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