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Kentucky Militia records, 1809-1891, 1809-1913 (bulk dates)

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Title

Kentucky Militia records, 1809-1891

Date

1809-1913 (bulk dates)

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within each accession.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Kentucky Militia records, 1809-1891, 1809-1913 (bulk dates), 1M6083, AAM7139LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

1VF60M83: 135 pieces, 1VF55M1: 27 pieces.

Biography/History

A large part of General William Henry Harrison's force in the Northwest was composed of Kentucky volunteers. Many of these volunteers were raised by Harrison during the winter and early spring of 1813 while he was in Cincinnati for the twofold purpose of raising troops and supplies. Replacements and supplies were necessary if he was to keep a force in the field during the coming summer.

Scope and Content

These two accessions contain receipts, correspondence, and other documents relating to the Kentucky state militia. One portion (1M60M83) consists entirely of requests for supplies and accounts of their use, which document the return of a slave captured by the Indians and the travels of William Henry Harrison during the period. The documents in the later period (1M55M1) are recommendations concerning appointments in the Kentucky Militia. They cover the periods 1809-1910 and 1831-1832 with additional documents in 1863, 1887 and 1891.

Subjects

  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
  • Kentucky.--Militia.
  • Fugitive slaves--United States.
  • Soldiers--Correspondence.
  • Kentucky--History, Military.
  • Receipts

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