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Joseph Combs Papers, ca. 1865

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Title

Joseph Combs Papers

Date

ca. 1865

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Joseph Combs Papers, ca. 1865, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

2 items

Scope and Content

Combs was a boatman on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Petition to Gideon Welles, secretary of the navy, requesting reimbursement for his steamboat the Louisville. Combs had been detained by Rbel forces at natchez and then when liberated by Union troops his boat was considered a war prize. Papers also include a draft of a letter to President Andrew Johnson asking him to set aside Welles' ruling against Combs. Card file in repository

Subjects

  • Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875.
  • Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878.
  • Louisville (Steamboat)
  • Steamboats-- Louisville (Ky.)
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Claims.

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