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James H. Simpson to B. D. Paddock, 1863 July 25

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Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey


James H. Simpson to B. D. Paddock


1863 July 25


University of Kentucky Special Collections


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Location note

Housed with multiple collections.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2011MS146: [identification of item], James H. Simpson to B. D. Paddock, 1863 July 25, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.1 Cubic feet

1 box


James H. Simpson was Chief Engineer of the Department of the Ohio during the Civil War. Lieutenant B. D. Paddock, 6th Michigan Battery, was the constructing engineer in charge of the Union defenses prepared in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Major James H. Simpson to Lt. B. D. Paddock giving Paddock instructions on the construction of the defenses at Glasgow, Kentucky; the arrangement for the necessary labor details; and the procurement of the necessary tools and transportation. The letter contains a cross-sectional sketch of how the breastworks are to be constructed, the dimensions, the heighth of breast, the width of banquette, and the slopes of the embankment.


  • Glasgow (Ky.)
  • Heflin, John L., Jr.
  • Correspondence.
  • Engineers.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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