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Don Carlos Buell Papers, 1813-1961 (bulk 1843-1898)

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Title

Don Carlos Buell Papers

Date

1813-1961 (bulk 1843-1898)

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Don Carlos Buell Papers, 1813-1961 (bulk 1843-1898), Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

4 cu. ft.

Scope and Content

Union soldier, graduated West Point, 1841; served in Mexican War with distinction. Appointed brigadier general in 1861 and helped organize the Army of the Potomac; commanded the Army of the Ohio; resigned his commission 1864 after an investigation of his command at the Battle of Perryville (Ky.). Papers contain correspondence written by Buell, 1843-1898, which include letters to his wife from Texas in the 1850's and during the Civil War, as well as letters written after his military career ended in 1862; correspondence received by Buell, 1846-1898, discussing the Civil War, Buell's career, his post-career life, and his efforts to establish and manage the Airdrie Coal and Ironworks at Paradise (Ky.); his letter copy books, 1858-1899, containing correspondence relating to the coal and iron works and navigation of the Green River in Kentucky; and ledger and a day book of the Muhlenberg Mining Company, 1875-1898; and records of the military commission established in 1863 to investigate his command during Braxton Bragg's Kentucky invasion in 1862 and at the Battle of Perryville (Ky.). Papers also include his business and financial records, 1844-1899; rough drafts and galley proofs of articles about the Civil War written by Buell; obituaries; the papers of Timothy Buell, 1813-1896; correspondence of Margaret H. Buell and her daughters Emma and Nannie Mason, 1853-1911; correspondence, 1916-1933; correspondence of Margaret Buell's first husband, Richard B. Mason, 1818-1842; genealogical material; Miscellaneous items relating to the Civil War, including maps of Shiloh and Perryville and Buell's efforts to design a dishwashing machine; newspaper clippings, 1858-1908; and copies of the Alta California, published in San Francisco in 1849. Card file in repository

Subjects

  • Beauregard, G.T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.
  • Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford, 1818-1871.
  • Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876.
  • Breckinridge, W.C.P. (William Campbell Preston), 1837-1904.
  • Brown, John Young, 1835-1904.
  • Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914.
  • Buell, George Pearson, d. 1883.
  • Buell, Timothy.
  • Burnside, A.E. (Ambrose Everett), 1824-1881.
  • Campbell, William Bowen, 1807-1867.
  • Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas, 1819-1893.
  • Dodge, Theodore Aryault, 1842-1909.
  • Evans, Nathan George, 1824-1868.
  • Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877.
  • Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903.
  • Frost, Daniel Marsh, 1823-1900.
  • Fry, James B. (James Barnet), 1827-1894.
  • Gantt, Thomas T.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses S.), 1822-1885.
  • Halleck, Henry W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872.
  • Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886.
  • Harris, Isham Green, 1818-1897.
  • Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875.
  • Johnson, Richard W., 1827-1897.
  • Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937.
  • Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862.
  • Jones, Samuel, 1819-1887.
  • Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893.
  • Laffoon, Polk, 1844-1906.
  • Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905.
  • Lane, James H. (James Henry), 1814-1866.
  • Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
  • Lewis, Burwell Boykin, 1838-1885.
  • Lillyett, John.
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
  • Lorenzo, Thomas, 1804-1875.
  • McClellan, George B (George Brinton), 1826-1885.
  • McCloskey, William G., Bishop.
  • McCook, Alexander McDowell, 1831-1903.
  • McDowell, Irvin, 1818-1885.
  • Marshall, Humphrey, 1812-1872.
  • Mason, Richard Barnes, 1797-1850.
  • Maxey, Samuel Bell, 1825-1895.
  • Mitchell, John Grant, 1838-1894.
  • Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.
  • Morton, James St. C. (James St. Clair), 1829-1864.
  • Nelson, William, 1825-1862.
  • Pope, John, 1822-1892.
  • Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898.
  • Scott, Robert N. (Robert Nicholson), 1838-1887.
  • Seymour, Truman, 1824-1891.
  • Sherman, John, 1823-1900.
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869.
  • Terrill, William Rufus, 1834-1862.
  • Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870.
  • Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905.
  • Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921.
  • Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859.
  • Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914.
  • Wright, John Montgomery.
  • Young, John Russell, 1840-1899.
  • Airdrie Coal and Iron Company (Muhlenberg County, Ky.)
  • Alta California (Newspaper)
  • Buell Commission of Inquiry (1863)
  • Confederate States of America.-- Army.
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Kentucky Agriculture and Mining College (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy.
  • Marietta Female Seminary (Marietta, Ohio)
  • Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company.
  • Muhlenberg Mining Company (Paradise, Ky.)
  • Nashville Exposition (1881 : Nashville, Tenn.)
  • United States.-- Army-- History.
  • United States.-- Army-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States.-- Army-- Military life.
  • United States Military Academy.
  • Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.
  • Bicycles-- United States.
  • Buell family.
  • Coal mining-- Kentucky-- Muhlenberg County.
  • Courtship-- United States.
  • Dishwashing machines-- United States.
  • Dreams.
  • Dueling-- Louisiana.
  • Floods-- Ohio-- 1884.
  • Fort Henry (Tenn.), Battle of, 1862.
  • Generals-- United States.
  • Governors-- Kentucky.
  • Horses-- United States.
  • Indians of North America-- Government relations.
  • Indians of North America-- Northwest, Old.
  • Indians of North America-- Texas.
  • Iron foundries-- Kentucky-- Muhlenberg County.
  • Iron industry and trade-- Kentucky-- Muhlenberg County.
  • Libraries-- Kentucky-- Muhlenberg County.
  • Marriage-- Parental consent-- Kentucky.
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848-- Personal narratives.
  • Murder-- Arkansas.
  • Murfreesboro (Tenn.), Battle of, 1862-1863.
  • Perryville (Ky.), Battle of, 1862.
  • Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1864.
  • Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1868.
  • Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1880.
  • Railroads-- Kentucky.
  • Red Oak (Horse)
  • Richmond (Ky.), Battle of, 1862.
  • Secession-- Southern States.
  • Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842.
  • Shiloh, Battle of, 1862.
  • Steamboats-- Kentucky.
  • Tactics.
  • Voyages and travels.
  • War horses-- United States.
  • Women-- Kentucky.
  • Alabama-- History-- 1819-1950.
  • Alabama-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Arkansas-- History.
  • Bowling Green (Ky.)-- History.
  • California-- Newspapers.
  • Camp Dick Robinson (Garrard County, Ky.)
  • Corinth (Miss.) - History.
  • Daviess County (Ky.)-- History.
  • Florida-- History-- 1821-1865.
  • Fort Leavenworth (Kan.)-- History.
  • Fort Moultrie (S.C.)-- History.
  • Frankfort (Ky.)-- History.
  • Great Lakes-- Navigation.
  • Green River (Ky. : River)
  • Kansas-- History-- 1854-1861.
  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Kentucky-- Politics and government-- 1865-1950.
  • Kentucky-- Social life and customs.
  • Larue County (Ky.)-- History.
  • Mississippi-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Missouri-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Muhlenberg County (Ky.)-- History.
  • Nashville (Tenn.)-- History.
  • Northwest, Old-- History.
  • San Antonio (Tex.)-- History.
  • San Francisco (Calif.)-- Newspapers.
  • Tennessee-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Texas-- Description and travel.
  • Texas-- History-- 1846-1950.
  • United States-- History-- Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • United States-- History-- Revolution, 1775-1783-- Claims.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Afro-Americans, participation.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Campaigns.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Casualties.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Communications.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Destruction and pillage.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Equipment and supplies.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Maps.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Prisoners and prisons.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Public opinion.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Secret service.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Underground movements.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Women.
  • United States-- Politics and government-- 1857-1861.
  • United States-- Politics and government-- 1877-1881.
  • United States-- Politics and government-- 1893-1897.
  • Virginia-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • West (U.S.)-- History-- 1848-1860.
  • West (U.S.)-- History-- 1860-1890.

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