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Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899, 1787

Part of Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899

kukm1f56m_284Guide to the Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899Processed 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 Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899Collection number: 1F56M-284Contact 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.Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-18991F56M-284Hobson, Edward Henry, 1825-1901. 1 reel of microfilm.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Dowdy, Orithy. Loan while microfilming, 1956.Collection is open for research.Permission to quote extensively from the papers must be secured from Ms. Dowdy.[Identification of item], Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899, 1F56M-284, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.General. A native of Greensburg, Ky., Hobson went into business with his father, William, an owner of steamers and a merchant. He joined the army and served as a lieutenant during the war with Mexico from 1846-1847. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Union Army. He became a Brigadier General whose most famous exploit was the pursuit of General John Hunt Morgan nearly 900 miles through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio during Morgan's 1863 raid. While he did not receive the surrender of Morgan and his command, Hobson captured five guns and 575 men. After the war, Hobson continued his business interests in lumber, real estate, and merchandise, and was named Collector of Internal Revenue of the Fourth District by President Ulysses S. Grant. He was active in various veterans' organizations, including the Mexican War veterans and the Veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic.The collection consists of two large groups covering the periods of the Mexican and Civil Wars. During the Mexican War Hobson writes frequently to his family about Zachary Taylor and military matters. There are also indentures signed by John Barrel and others, commissions signed by Charles Scott and Gabriel Slaughter, and letters from Sam F. Spencer and General A. E. Burnside.Arranged chronologically.Barrel, John.Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881.Hobson, Edward Henry, 1825-1901.Hobson, A. G.Hobson, William, 1788-1853.Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.Scott, Charles, 1739-1813.Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.Soldiers--Correspondence.Generals--Correspondence.Mexican War, 1846-1848.United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.Commissions.IndenturesEdward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899