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Vertrees, Peter, 1840-1926 (Sc 1282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Vertrees, Peter, 1840-1926 (Sc 1282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1282. Autobiography of Peter Vertrees, an African-American native of Edmonson County, Kentucky, who served as a cook in the Confederate Army, 6th Kentucky Cavalry. Afterward, he was an educator and Baptist minister, chiefly in Sumner County, Tennessee. Includes associated biographical data, and the autobiography of his third wife Diora.


Barter, Edwin Henry Steele, D. 1873 (Sc 2698), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Barter, Edwin Henry Steele, D. 1873 (Sc 2698), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2698. Letter, 8 August 1865, of Edwin Barter to Benjamin Covington Grider. Writing from Madras Presidency, a province of British India, Barter provides his recollections of the handling by Grider and others of funds used to pay bounties to soldiers enlisting in the 9th Kentucky Regiment during the Civil War. He also describes his business activities and offers his opinions of the local people, conditions in India, and of British attitudes toward residing there.


Schenck, William T. Y., D. 1904 (Sc 2690), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Schenck, William T. Y., D. 1904 (Sc 2690), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2690. Letter, 22 March 1866, to a newspaper editor from Captain William Schenck, encamped near Bowling Green, Kentucky with the 119th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry. He denies the editor’s claim that an outbreak of smallpox in the town was attributable to “careless Negro soldiers” and describes the measures taken to control the disease among his troops.


Angel, E. M. (Sc 420), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2012

Angel, E. M. (Sc 420), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 420. Notice, Greensburg, Kentucky, to the African American men of the 4th Congressional District, asking for recruits with bounties being offered, and stating that if they don’t volunteer,
they will be drafted. Signed by E.M. Angel, Deputy Provost Marshal, 4th Congressional District.


Sixty-First U.S. Colored Infantry (Sc 1515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2007

Sixty-First U.S. Colored Infantry (Sc 1515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1515. Partial account book containing "General Orders" and "Special Orders" for the 61st U.S. Colored Infantry and the 2nd West Tennessee Infantry of African Descent. Also includes a letter written by Nellie Evans (Nov. 1865) to her cousin Jeff.