John A. Morris copybook

Abstract

The John A. Morris copybook, (dated 1863-1865, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises one 500 page letterpress copybook for the Camp Nelson Union Army base in Jessamine County, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John A. Morris copybook
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Military history.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Scott Kenkel
Preferred Citation
2009ms197: John A. Morris copybook, 1863-1865, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John A. Morris of Owensboro, Kentucky, was the Quartermaster for the 17th Kentucky Infantry. He was stationed at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County, Kentucky during the Civil War.
Scope and Content
The John A. Morris copybook, (dated 1863-1865, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises one 500 page letterpress copybook for the Camp Nelson Union Army base in Jessamine County, Kentucky. The copybook records payments for teamsters, laborers, wagon makers, blacksmiths, and the management of livestock at Camp Nelson. The inventory lists a wide variety of camp supplies and sometimes their condition and number. A large number of the workers recorded in the copybook were most likely African American, because Camp Nelson was home to a large number of freed and escaped slaves during the Civil War. The collection also contains photocopies of certain pages from the copybook and loose sheets of Camp Nelson supply inventories.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

John A. Morris copybook, 1863 July-August

  • Box 1, item 1
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Supply inventory, 1865 February, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Photocopies of copybook, undated

  • Box 1, folder 3
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