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J.T. Boyle and F.P. Bracht Proclamation, 1862 July 13

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Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen

Title

J.T. Boyle and F.P. Bracht Proclamation

Date

1862 July 13

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2011MS019 : [identification of item], J.T. Boyle and F.P. Bracht Proclamation, 1862 July 13, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.01 Cubic feet

1 item

Biography/History

Morgan's Raid refers to the movement of Confederate cavalry, led by John Hunt Morgan, from Tennesse to northern Ohio. Covering over 1,000 miles, the raid took place between June 11, 1863 and July 26, 1863. During this period, the raiders disrupted rail lines and stole from private homes, businesses, and farms.

Scope and Content

The broadside orders all able-bodied men in Lexington, Kentucky to take arms and aid in repelling the "marauders," a reference to Morgan's raiders. Those who refuse to participate are warned to stay in their homes or risk being shot. Signed by Jeremiah Boyle, Brigadier General in the Union Army and F.G. Bracht, Mayor and Provost Marshall. The broadside misidentified Bracht's initials as F.P.

Subjects

  • Chapel Hill Rare Books.
  • Broadsides.
  • Lexington (Ky.)
  • Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
  • Guerrillas.
  • Morgan's Ohio Raid, 1863.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Underground movements.

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