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Louis Singleton Price papers, 1860-1866, 1863-1866 (bulk dates), 1860

Part of Louis Singleton Price papers, 1860-1866, 1863-1866 (bulk dates)

kukm1vf87m27Guide to the Louis Singleton Price papers, 1860-1866, 1863-1866 (bulk dates)Processed 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 Louis Singleton Price papers, 1860-1866, 1863-1866 (bulk dates)Collection number: 1VF87M27Contact 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.Louis Singleton Price papers, 1860-1866, 1863-1866 (bulk dates)1VF87M27Price, Louis Singleton, d. 1867.59 pieces.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Simpson, Weldon, Nicholasville, Ky. Loan for photocopying, February, 1987.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Louis Singleton Price papers, 1860-1866, 1863-1866 (bulk dates), 1VF87M27, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Soldier. Louis Singleton Price, of Nicholasville, Ky, entered the Confederate Army while still a minor. Captured by the Union, he was held prisoner, first at Camp Chase, Ohio, then at Camp Douglas, Ill. After at least two unsuccessful attempts, he succeeded in escaping from Camp Douglas, fleeing to Canada where he spent most of his time in Toronto, Ont. under the alias of William Singleton. Throughout his stay in prison and in exile, he associated with members of John Hunt Morgan's cavalry and other escaped Confederate soldiers. Shortly after returning to Nicholasville, he died (October, 1867) and was buried with his father and two of his brothers, in the Lexington Cemetery.The majority of the Price collection is comprised of photocopies of correspondence relating to his experiences as a Confederate prisoner of war at Camp Chase (Ohio) and Camp Douglas (Il.) The letters describe poor living conditions, the escape attempts and finally the successful escape from Camp Douglass. John Hunt Morgan and members of his cavalry, many of them fellow escapees, are discussed in several letters. The defeat of Union General Rosecrans by Confederate General Bragg is mentioned in one letter and another provides observations on the Canadians and their dedication to abolitionism and "Negro equality". Also included is Price's obituary and memorial card as well as photographs of tombstones of family members.Arranged chronologically.Price, Louis Singleton, d. 1867Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876.Rosecrans, William S, (William Starke), 1819-1898.Camp Chase (Ohio).Camp Douglas (Il.).Afro-Americans--Civil rights--Canada.Prisoners of war.Soldiers.United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons, Confederate.Toronto (Ont.).Correspondence.ObituariesLouis Singleton Price papers, 1860-1866, 1863-1866 (bulk dates)