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Chambers Family Papers, 1838-1861, 1838

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84SC11Guide to the Chambers Family Papers, 1838-1861Archives StaffSpecial CollectionsSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Kentucky Historical SocietyText converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, April 2000.ENGGuide to the Chambers Family Papers, 1838-1861Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Processed by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: Apex Data Services Copyright 2000 Kentucky Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.Chambers Family Papers, 1838-186184SC11Chambers Family1 folder, .1 c.f.Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections.[Identification of item], Chambers Family Papers, 1838-1861, 84SC11,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.This collection contains papers of Captain Franklin Chambers, a company commander during the Mexican-American War, and his family who lived in Frankfort and Franklin County, Kentucky. Chambers commanded Company B, of the 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Voluntary Infantry or Riflemen. He died in Frankfort in 1848 after returning from the war.Included are letters describing war conditions, life in the army, bull fights, and other entertainment in Mexico; and letters containing local news from Frankfort. Also among the collection are some military commissions and papers, a muster roll of Chambers' company, and eight pages of genealogical data concerning the Chambers family. There are also several scrapbook pages with miscellaneous newspaper clippings and comments relating to Chambers' war service.Arrangement: Original orderVariant Name: Captain Franklin ChambersCounty: FranklinChambers, Franklin, d. 1848.Chambers familyUnited States-- Army-- Kentucky Voluntary Infantry Regiment, 2nd--Company BMexican War, 1846-1848GenealogyBullfightsMexico--Description and travelFrankfort (Ky.)

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