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Simon Bolivar Buckner Papers,1847-1896

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Title

Simon Bolivar Buckner Papers

Date

1847-1896

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Simon Bolivar Buckner Papers, 1847-1896, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

12 items

Scope and Content

U.S. Army and Confederate officer, Kentucky governor, vice-presidential candidate. These papers include letters to Mary J. Kingsbury (Mrs. Simon B. Buckner) written during his service in the Mexican War, describing Mexican scenery and military activities; a thirty page letter to his wife describing his trip from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Atkinson along the Santa Fe Trail; letters discussing the Civil War and his postwar politics; an 18 September 1861 broadside issued by Buckner to "The People of Kentucky" stating that Confederate forces have entered Kentucky to protect the state from Federal occupation and despotism, and to enforce Kentucky's neutrality; and an indictment for treason, 1861, issued by the U.S. Circuit Court at Louisville, and accompanied by warrants, 1862, 1865, for Buckner's arrest

Subjects

  • Governors-- Kentucky-- Correspondence.
  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- Politics and government-- 1865-1950-- Sources.
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848-- Sources.
  • Mexico-- Description and travel.
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific.
  • Schroeder, Henry Belt.
  • West (U.S.)-- Description and travel.

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