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William Preston Miscellaneous Papers,1855-1876

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Title

William Preston Miscellaneous Papers

Date

1855-1876

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], William Preston Miscellaneous Papers, 1855-1876, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

7 items

Scope and Content

Kentucky soldier, politician, and diplomat. Papers include his 25 June 1862 letter to General Earl Van Dorn at Vicksburg, Miss. informing him that he was sending two brigades up by train; a 2 Dec. 1866 letter to General I. G. Walker discussing his life after the fall of the Confederacy and his attitude toward the future; a 6 Aug. 1867 letter to John C. Breckinridge introducing his kinsman, Meriwether Lewis Clark, and noting that Breckinridge is more popular now than when he was young

Subjects

  • Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875.
  • Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873.
  • Clark, Meriwether Lewis, 1846-1899.
  • Johnston, J. Stoddard (Josiah Stoddard), 1833-1913.
  • Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893.
  • O'Hara, Theodore, 1820-1867.
  • St. John, Isaac Munroe, 1827-1880.
  • Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863.
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848-- Sources.
  • Reconstruction-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- Politics and government-- 1865-1950-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.

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