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Albert Sidney Johnston to Colonel S. Cooper, 1857

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2011MS139 Albert Sidney Johnston to Colonel S. Cooper, 1857 January 4 2011MS139 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 December 2 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-21T11:48-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Albert Sidney Johnston to Colonel S. Cooper 2011MS139 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1 7 0.1 Cubic feet 1 box 1857 January 4 Housed with multiple collections. Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862 Biographical note Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862) was a Kentucky born Confederate general. A graduate from both Transylvania University and West Point, Johnston served in the army until he resigned his commission in 1834 due to his wife's ill health. Following his wife's death, Johnston moved to Texas in 1836 and joined the Texas army, where he served as adjutant general and senior brigadier general in command of the army. In the new Republic of Texas Johnston became the Secretary of War. After Texas' entry into the United States, Johnston resumed his career in the army until he resigned in 1861. Jefferson Davis made Johnston a Confederate general and put him in charge of the Western Army. During the Civil War, Johnston took Bowling Green, Kentucky, and died at the battle of Shiloh in 1862. Jeanette H. Flachmeier, "JOHNSTON, ALBERT SIDNEY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fjo32), accessed December 02, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. Scope and Contents note The collection consists of a letter from Albert Sidney Johnston to Colonel S. Cooper concerning the court of inquiry in the case of Captain Van Bokelin and issues with the quartermaster in Indianola, Texas. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Preferred Citation note 2011MS139: [identification of item], Albert Sidney Johnston to Colonel S. Cooper, 1857 January 4, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Joseph Rubinfine. (Firm) United States. Army. Correspondence. Indianola (Tex.)