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Hubbard B. Smith Papers,1813-1973

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Hubbard B. Smith Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Hubbard B. Smith Papers, 1813-1973, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


41 items

Scope and Content

War of 1812 soldier from Ky. Papers written and received by Smith while serving as ensign, adjutant, and quartermaster in the Kentucky Volunteer Militia during and after the War of 1812. The papers date primarily from 1813-1819, and include letters concerning family news, health, Indian activities, military activities at forts Winchester and Meigs, regimental orders for Smith's company, a campaign to be commanded by Governor Isaac Shelby, and the Colonel William Dudley massacre in 1813; receipts for military supplies and substitutions; and a list of court-martial fines assessed for absentee militia men. Also included is an 1849 U.S. Senate report on the ineligibility of a War of 1812 veteran to receive a pension, and a descriptive 1793 map of the Maumee River watershed outlining significant historical events in the area. Card index in repository


  • Bradford, John, 1747-1830.
  • Clay, Green, 1757-1828.
  • Farrow, Joseph M.
  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
  • Hawkins, Joseph H., d. 1823.
  • Morrison, John C., fl. 1813.
  • Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1825.
  • Smith Family.
  • Underwood, Joseph R. (Joseph Rogers), 1791-1876.
  • Wingate, John, fl. 1813.
  • Indian trails-- Middle West (U.S.).
  • Indians of North America-- Wars-- Middle West (U.S.).
  • Taverns (Inns)-- Kentucky-- Lexington-- History-- 19th century.
  • Taverns (Inns)-- Kentucky-- Lexington-- History-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- Militia-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.
  • Fort Meigs (Washington, D.C.)-- History-- 19th century.
  • Fort Meigs (Washington, D.C.)-- History-- Sources.
  • Fort Winchester (Ohio)-- History-- 19th century.
  • Fort Winchester (Ohio)-- History-- Sources.
  • Maumee River Valley (Ind. and Ohio)
  • United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.

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