Thompson Civil War Cartes-de-visite Photographic Collection

Abstract

The Thompson Civil War Cartes-de-visite Photographic Collection (dated circa 1860-1870; 0.25 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of Civil War era albumen cartes-de-visites photographs collected by Lexington historian E.I. Buddy Thompson (1920-1996).

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thompson Civil War Cartes-de-visite Photographic Collection
Extent
0.25 Cubic Feet
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta
Preferred Citation
1997av030: [Identification of item], Thompson Civil War Cartes-de-visite Photographic Collection, circa 1860s-1870s, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry was raised by U.S. Navy Lieutenant William Nelson in the early summer of 1861. Nelson chose Captain Speed S. Fry of Danville, Kentucky to lead the unit as a Colonel. The initial regiment was formed from elements of the Kentucky Home Guard (Kentucky Militia) and volunteers with no military training from all over the state of Kentucky. Initially called the 2nd Kentucky Regiment, it was formally renamed the 4th Kentucky Infantry by the Kentucky State Legislature. The regiment gathered at Camp Dick Robinson, in Garrard County, Kentucky and began training in August 1861. Shortly after Camp Dick Robinson was opened, it was reinforced by the 1st and 2nd East Tennessee Infantry, who had fled north through Confederate lines to Union territory.
The 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry participated in the Battle of Fishing Creek in Mill Springs, Kentucky, in January of 1862. Colonel Speed S. Fry fired the shot that killed Confederate General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (1812-1862). The 4th Kentucky was stationed in Lexington, Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky, Gallatin, Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee, and performed extensive operations in Georgia. The regiment fought in the Battle of Perryville, the Battle of Chickamauga, the Siege of Chattanooga, and participated in the various maneuvers designed to capture C.S.A. Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan on his many raids into Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Thompson Civil War Cartes-de-visite Photographic Collection (dated circa 1860-1870; 0.25 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of Civil War era albumen cartes-de-visites photographs collected by Lexington historian E.I. Buddy Thompson (1920-1996). Many of the photographs are only partially identified, but the majority of the identified photographs are linked to the 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, a Union regiment.

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

Lieutenant Colonel Philemon B. Hunt (?-?), U.S.A.; 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry (W. R. Phipps, Lexington, KY), undated

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Lieutenant Colonel Josephus Hewett Tompkins (1828-1879), U.S.A.; 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Carpenter & Co., Lexington, KY), undated

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Unidentified Union officer (Carpenter & Mullen, Lexington, KY), undated

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Captain Henry P. Merrill (?-?), U.S.A.; 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry; handwritten on back in ink: Truly Yours H. P. / Merrill / Capt 4th Mtd Infty (Carpenter & Mullen, Lexington, KY), undated

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Captain John I. Hawes (?-?), U.S.A.; 5th Kentucky Battalion, Independent Battery E, Kentucky Light Artillery; written in the front in ink: Yours Truly / John. I. Hawes / Capt. 5th Ky. Batt. (Elrod Bros., Lexington, KY), undated

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2nd Lieutenant John M. Burton (?-?), U.S.A., 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company F; written on back in pencil: John M. Burton / [second line illegible] / Mercer County, Ky. (H. Doerr, Louisville, KY), undated

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1st Lieutenant William F. Hoch (?-?), U.S.A., 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company F; written on back in ink: Will F. Hoch / 1st Lieut. Comp. 'F' 4th / Ky. Mtd. Inft / (Danville, Ky.) (Alcan & Corbutt, Louisville, KY), undated

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Unidentified Union officer, 1st Lieutenant shoulder boards are visible on uniform (Alcan & Corbutt, Louisville, KY), undated

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Captain Sylvester Rockwell (?-?), U.S.A., 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company H; written on back in ink S. Rockwell / Capt. Co. 'H' 4 Ky. Ifty Mtd / Cambridge Ills- (Smith & Wybrant, Louisville, KY), undated

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Unidentified Union officer, 1st Lieutenant shoulder boards are visible on uniform; written in pencil on back: [illegible] Clark Co Ky. (Smith & Wybrant, Louisville, KY), undated

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2nd Lieutenant Samuel G. Hillis (?-?), U.S.A., 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company I; written on back in pencil: Saml. G. Hillis / Concord / Lewis Co. / Ky. (Smith & Wybrant, Louisville, KY), undated

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1st Lieutenant James McDermott (?-?), U.S.A., 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company I; written on back in ink: Lt McDermott / Co. 'I' 4th KY Inft. (M. J. Dennis, Cincinnati, OH), undated

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2nd Lieutenant / Adjunct Charles V. Ray (?-?), U.S.A., 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company D, H; written on back in ink: Charles W? Ray / Lt + Adjt 4th Ky. Inft (Hoag & Quick, Cincinnati, OH), undated

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1st Lieutenant Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte Lusk (1837-1907), U.S.A., 1st Tennessee Cavalry, Company L; written in ink on front: Respectfully / Lt J.N.B. Lusk / [illegible] officer Croxton's Brigade (Giers & Co., Nashville, TN), undated

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General John Thomas Croxton (1836-1874), U.S.A. (Thomas J. Merritt, Nashville, TN), undated

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Private Washington W. Randolph (?-?), U.S.A., Independent Battery G, Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery; written in ink on front: Yours Truly / W. W. Randolph (Wenderoth & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA), undated

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Private Harry Gosser (?-?), U.S.A., Independent Battery G, Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery; written in ink on back, Yours Truly, H. Gosser (John L. Gihon, Philadelphia, PA), undated

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Unidentified Union soldier (Bogardus, New York, NY), undated

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James Routh written on front in ink ([no information]), undated

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Lieutenant Colonel Milton Graham (?-?), U.S.A., 11th Kentucky Cavalry, Company F, S; written on back in pencil: Col. Milton Graham / 11th Ky. Cav. ([no information]), undated

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Captain John A. Roberts (?-?), U.S.A., 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company D; written on back in ink: John A. Roberts / 1st LT. Co. 'D' Ky. Inft ([no information]), undated

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Capt. Parrish written on front in pencil; Grandison Parrish / Aged 63 years / Mt. Sterling, Ky. written on back in ink ([no information]), undated

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Mrs (Capt) Parrish written on front in pencil; Sallie Parrish / Aged 59 years. written on back in ink ([no information]), undated

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James Kennedy written on front in pencil ([no information]), undated

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Mrs. James Kennedy written on front in pencil ([no information]), undated

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President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th President of the United States of America ([no information]), undated

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Lieutenant General Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), U.S.A.; General-in-chief of Union forces; 18th President of the United States of America ([no information]), undated

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Major General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), U.S.A. (highest Civil War rank: major general); lead Sherman's March to the Sea, one of the decisive military campaigns of the Civil War ([no information]), undated

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Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), C.S.A.; the most successful cavalry commander in the Confederacy (Campbell & Ecker, Louisville, KY), undated

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Susie K. Marshal written in ink on front (Mullen, Lexington, KY), undated

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Unidentified woman (Mullen, Lexington, KY), undated

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Unidentified woman; written on back in pencil: He saw her [two words scratched out] / [the room (scratched out)] he loved / her he sought he / won many many / golden years / along these / pathway hum (C. J. Young, Lexington, KY), undated

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Unidentified man (John L. Gihon, Philadelphia, PA), undated

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Unidentified man; illegible word or words written on front in ink (Cadwallader, Maysville, KY), undated

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Yours Truly / John Robinson written on back in pencil (Williams and Thomson, Kansas City, MO), undated

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Prof. Foster written on front in pencil (John Chapmam, Windsor, Canada), undated

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