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Guide to the Clinton Jones True Photographic Collection, 1861-1892

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Title

Guide to the Clinton Jones True Photographic Collection

Date

1861-1892

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Guide to the Clinton Jones True Photographic Collection, PA62M99, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 13 items

Biography/History

In 1863, Union Captain Clinton Jones True of the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry was promoted to Colonel and authorized to recruit for 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, which he culled mainly from the eastern part of the state. Until December of 1863, the 40th was on scout duty in north-central Kentucky, where they saw action at Mount Sterling on December 3 and 10, 1863. The 40th was then moved to scout duty in Eastern Kentucky. With the 11th Michigan Mounted Infantry also under his command, True and the 40th routed Confederate Colonel Ferguson at Paintsville, Kentucky on April 14, 1864. True later organized the 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry in 1864 at Paris, Kentucky. The 53rd participated in the destruction of the Confederate salt and iron works in Saltville, Virginia.

After the war, True was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant to serve as consul in the West Indies where he resided on the island of St. Thomas.

Scope and Content

The Clinton Jones True Photographic Collection, 1861-1892 consists of five tintypes and eight albumen cartes de visite. Seven of the images are identified as Clinton Jones True, the remainder of the subjects are unknown.

Subjects

  • Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories
  • Kentucky. Militia

Related Material

Brown, Kent Masterson. Mason City, IA: Savas Pub. Co., 2000.

3 July 2002. 8 October 2003.

8 October 2003.

, 55M1, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

, 60M83, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Speed, Thomas. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1907.

Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument Assoc. Louisville: Courier-journal Job

Collection Inventory

Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in civilian dress, [n.d.]
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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in uniform, [n.d.]
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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in uniform, wearing a large hat, [n.d.]
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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in uniform [Image badly damaged], [n.d.]
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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A. served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in civilian dress, [n.d.]
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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in civilian dress and wearing a pith helmet, [n.d.]
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Colonel Clinton Jones True (1836-?) U.S.A.; served as a captain in the 20th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and commanded as colonel both the 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment and 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment; True in civilian dress, [n.d.]
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Unidentified woman; possibly Harriet Hull True, wife of Clinton Jones True, [n.d.]
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Unidentified older man, [n.d.]
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Unidentified older man, [n.d.]
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Unidentified young man, [n.d.]
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Unidentified young man, [n.d.]
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House overlooking a bay; handwritten note on back: "Large house with win / dows open on the left / nearest to your US Consul's residence", [n.d.]
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