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Joseph H. Lewis papers, 1865-1904, 1865

Part of Joseph H. Lewis papers, 1865-1904

kukm1f55m_177Guide to the Joseph H. Lewis papers, 1865-1904Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Joseph H. Lewis papers, 1865-1904Collection number: 1F55M-177Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Joseph H. Lewis papers, 1865-19041F55M-177Lewis, Joseph Horace, 1824-1904.1 reel of microfilm (2 ft.)None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Gildred, Philip L, San Diego, Calif. Loan while microfilming, 1955.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Joseph H. Lewis papers, 1865-1904, 1F55M-177, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Confederate General, Kentucky Court of Appeals Justice, U.S. Congressman. Lewis was born in Barren County, Ky. in 1824. He graduated from Centre College in 1843, studied law in a Glasgow attorney's office and was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1845. He served as a state legislator from 1850 to 1853, but lost two bids for a seat in Congress. At the beginning of the Civil War, Lewis recruited soldiers for the Confederacy. He later became a colonel of the Sixth Regiment of the Kentucky Infantry. After the battle of Chickamauga, where he distinguished himself on the field, Lewis was promoted to brigadier-general. He commanded the famous "Orphan Brigade" of Kentuckians for the remainder of the war. Lewis resumed his political career at the war's end, returning to the General Assembly in 1868. He won election to Congress in 1870 and served until 1873. Lewis became a circuit judge in 1880. From 1882 to 1899 Lewis was a justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.This is a microfilmed collection of letters and clippings concerning the career of Joseph H. Lewis. The materials include a copy of a letter sent to Lewis by Confederate General P. M. B. Young concerning the surrender of troops in 1865 and clippings about Lewis' postwar political and judicial career. There is also a speech delivered at Lewis' grave by Senator J. C. Blackburn.No discernible arrangement; letters and clippings mixed.Blackburn, Joseph Clay Stiles (J. C. S.), 1838-1918.Lewis, Joseph Horace, 1824-1904.Young, Pierce Manning Butler, 1836-1896.Confederate States of America.--Army.--Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 6th.Generals--Correspondence.United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.Clippings. SpeechesJoseph H. Lewis papers, 1865-1904