Guide to the Jane Lewis: Morgan's Men's Reunions Photographic Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Guide to the Jane Lewis: Morgan's Men's Reunions Photographic Collection,
Creator
Lewis, Jane
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 like civilian assistance in his campaigns. Morgan died 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 Jane Lewis: Morgan's Men's Reunions Photographic Collection, ca. 1911 consists of five photostat copies made in 1956 of images owned and retained by Jane Lewis. The images document reunions of Morgan's Men at Park Hill (near Carlisle, Kentucky), Washington, D.C., and Olympia Spring, Kentucky. The original photographic collection was not donated to the University of Kentucky, and Special Collections has no knowledge of the collection's current location.

Contents of the Collection

"Parade Day of the unveiling of the monument to General John Hunt Morgen"; General Bennett H. Young…

  • Box 1, item 1
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"Parade Day of the unveiling of the monument to General John Hunt Morgan"; noted on back, , 1911

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"Morgan's Men at annual reunion at Olympia Springs, KY, sometime before 1917"; noted on back…

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"Morgan's Men on a sightseeing tour of Washington, DC"; noted on back; collection contains both a…

  • Box 1, item 4
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"Reunion of Morgan's Men at Park Hill, near Carlisle, KY"; noted on back; collection contains both a…

  • Box 1, item 5
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