Guide to the Waveland State Shrine Photographic Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Guide to the Waveland State Shrine Photographic Collection,
Creator
Waveland State Shrine
Extent
1.5 cu. ft. (2 boxes): 36 items
Subjects
Beale, Andrew Jackson, 1831-1909
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875
Buckner, S. B. (Simon Bolivar), 1823-1914
Confederate States of America
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872
Hanson, Roger Weightman, 1827-1863
Hobson, Edward H.,1825-1901
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan, 1824-1863
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891
Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Mason, James Murray, 1798-1871
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
Preston, William, 1816-1887
Price, Sterling, 1809-1867
Slidell, John, 1793-1871
Smith, Edmund Kirby, 1824-1893
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Portraits
Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Richard N. Leigh; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Waveland is considered one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Kentucky. Joseph Bryan constructed Waveland home in 1845 for his wife, Margaret Cartmell and their five children, on a 2,000-acre tract of land he inherited from his father, Daniel Boone Bryan (nephew and namesake of Daniel Boone, the original owner and surveyor the land). The Commonwealth of Kentucky purchased the property in 1956 for use as an experimental farm and the following year, Waveland was designated the Kentucky Life Museum. Waveland is now a state historic site and a living house museum located at 225 Waveland Museum Lane off of US 27 (Nicholasville Road) in rural Fayette County.
Scope and Content
The Waveland State Shrine Photographic Collection, 1861-1865 consists of 36 images of Civil War soldiers and dignitaries. The first 20 are albumen carte de visite portraits of Civil War figures (most of them generals); there are also four tintypes, an ambrotype, an albumen portrait in a locket, a pasteboard with ten albumen cartes de visite glued to it, and a halftone printed on a varnished brass plate.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889); President of the Confederate States of America, , 1861-1865

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Major General John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875), C.S.A.; Kentucky State Representative; two-term U.S. Congressman; U.S. Vice President under James Buchanan; U.S. Senator; Secretary of War, Confederate States of America, , 1861-1865

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Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) C.S.A.; (aka The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy, aka The Marion of the South); Lexington, Kentucky native; commander of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, lead raids into Indiana and Ohio, , 1861-1865

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Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) C.S.A.; (aka The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy, aka The Marion of the South); Lexington, Kentucky native; commander of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, lead raids into Indiana and Ohio, , 1861-1865

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Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863); Confederate States of America; major victories at Manassas (twice), Antietam, Chancellorsville, , 1861-1865

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James Murray Mason (1798-1871) C.S.A.; diplomat, ambassador to England; drafted the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, , 1861-1865

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Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Mullins, 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry; U.S.A; fought John Hunt Morgan at the Second Battle of Cythiana, Kentucky, June 12, 1864, , 1861-1865

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Brigadier General Edward H. Hobson (1825-1901); U.S.A.; pursued John Hunt Morgan during his raids into Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio; taken prisoner by Morgan June 11th, 1864, released shortly after; commander at Camp Nelson, 1865, , 1861-1865

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General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891) C.S.A.; most senior ranked military figure to join the Confederacy, , 1861-1865

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John Slidell (1793-1871) C.S.A.; diplomat, ambassador to France, , 1861-1865

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Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914) C.S.A.; organized Kentucky State Militia, one of the most successful Confederate Generals, , 1861-1865

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Major General Edmund Kirby Smith (1824-1893) C.S.A.; general of final major Confederate force to surrender, , 1861-1865

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General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893) C.S.A.; commander at Fort Sumter, , 1861-1865

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General Roger Weightman Hanson (1827-1863) C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; Commander of the Orphan Brigade, killed in the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, , 1861-1865

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General Roger Weightman Hanson (1827-1863) C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; Commander of the Orphan Brigade, killed in the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, , 1861-1865

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Major General Richard Ewell (1817-1872) C.S.A.; given command of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's forces upon his death, , 1861-1865

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Major General Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905) C.S.A.; later elected Governor of Virginia, consul-general to Havana, , 1861-1865

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General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) C.S.A.; eventually named commander-in-chief of Confederate forces, , 1861-1865

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Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, , 1861-1865

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Major General Sterling Price (1809-1867) C.S.A.; governor of Missouri, , 1861-1865

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Unidentified Confederate soldier, , 1861-1865

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2nd Lieutenant Andrew Jackson Beale (1831-1909); C.S.A., , 1861-1865

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Unidentified group of Confederate soldiers, , 1861-1865

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Confederate soldier, 1st Lieutenant uniform; inside the case, written in ink: "This [illegible] was taken in Baton Rouge / It was taken from a Yankee Colonel / L Ee /Chattanooga Tenn. Dec. 15th 1862"; another message is written in pencil perpendicular to ink text, but it is illegible, , 1861-1865

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Unidentified young man; image was taken by Mullen Studios of Lexington, KY, , 1861-1865

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Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864); items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893); items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870); items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863); items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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James Murray Mason (1798-1871); items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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Unidentified man in suit; items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864); items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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General Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870); items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864); items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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Jefferson Davis (1808-1889); items #26-35 pasted to a single backing board, , 1861-1865

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Henry Watterson (1840-1921); served in the Confederate army; under his editorship the Louisville Courier-Journal was created, , [n.d.]

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