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Guide to the Hattie M. Dudley: Confederate Veteran's Reunions Photographic Collection, 1898-1907

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Title

Guide to the Hattie M. Dudley: Confederate Veteran's Reunions Photographic Collection

Date

1898-1907

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 Hattie M. Dudley: Confederate Veteran's Reunions Photographic Collection, PA61M249, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 5 items

Biography/History

Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan served in the Confederate Army alongside General Braxton Bragg. Having learned horsemanship as a child on a farm in Fayette County, Kentucky, Morgan was called "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" by Southern sympathizers and "King of Horse Thieves" by Northern sympathizers. Morgan centered his raids in Kentucky, using unconventional military tactics such as civilian assistance in his campaigns. Morgan was killed September 4, 1864.

When John Hunt Morgan was reinterred in Lexington, Kentucky, April 17, 1868, the surviving members of Morgan's command formed The Morgan's Men Association. Morgan's Men pledged lifelong fidelity to one another and committed themselves to the memory of their esteemed General. Some prominent members of The Morgan's Men Association include Kentucky Governor James McCreary, Lt. Governor James E. Cantrill, Dr. John A. Lewis, Col. D. Howard Smith, and Brigadier General Basil W. Duke.

Scope and Content

The Hattie M. Dudley: Confederate Veteran's Reunions Photographic Collection, 1898-1907 consists of five copy photographs made in August, 1959 from images owned and retained by Hattie Dudley. There are two prints of the 1907 reunion of Morgan's Men of Bourbon County, Kentucky, two prints of an 1898 Confederate Reunion, and one print of a ca. 1897-1900 reunion of Morgan's Men. The photographic collection was not donated to the University of Kentucky, and Special Collections has no knowledge of the collection's current location.

Subjects

  • Confederate States of America. Army. Morgan's Cavalry Division
  • Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
  • Morgan's Mounted Volunteers

Related Material

Butler, Lorine L. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1960.

Holland, Cecil F. New York: Macmillan Co., 1943.

PA96M3, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

1F56M-239 reel of microfilm, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ramage, James A. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky, 1986.

Stone, Henry L. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. 25 Nov. 2003

Swiggett, Howard. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1934.

Horwitz, Lester V. 25 November 2003.

Collection Inventory

Confederate Veteran's Reunion, July 1898; "Maj. Austin / J.W. Payne / J..E. Kerse / Mitch. Neal / A. J. Forsythe / J. W. Boulder / John Abrams / J.D. Perrin / Capt. Ed Taylor / G. T. Bradley / Thos. McIntyre / Russell Mann / Peter Mernaugh / Milton Wallace / C. H. Meng / J.T. Nesbitt / Jas. A Miller / John A. Miller / Miss Edna Miller" noted below original image on backing board, author unknown, 1898
[box: 1, item: 1] browse
Confederate Veteran's Reunion, July, 1898; same reunion and many of the same individuals from Item #1; no identification key visible on copy print, 1898
[box: 1, item: 2] browse
Confederate Veteran's Reunion, Morgan's Men, held at the home of Charles Henry Meng in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Meng was a private in the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C (C.S.A.)), ca. 1900
[box: 1, item: 3] browse
Confederate Veteran's Reunion, Morgan's Men, held at the home of Charles Henry Meng in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Meng was a private in the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C (C.S.A.)), 1907
[box: 1, item: 4] browse
Confederate Veteran's Reunion, Morgan's Men, held at the home of Charles Henry Meng in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky (Meng was a private in the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, Co. C (C.S.A.)), 1907
[box: 1, item: 5] browse