xt7v6w967h6h https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7v6w967h6h/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7v6w967h6h/data/kukm1f56m_284.xml Hobson, Edward Henry, 1825-1901. 17871899 1 reel of microfilm. collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899 Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899 text Edward Henry Hobson papers, 1787-1899 1787 2002 true xt7v6w967h6h collection false kukm1f56m_284 Guide to the Edward Henry Hobson papers,  1787-1899 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University 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,  1787-1899 Collection number: 1F56M-284 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. Edward Henry Hobson papers,  1787-1899 1F56M-284 Hobson, Edward Henry, 1825-1901.  1 reel of microfilm. None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Dowdy, 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. Indentures