John C. Breckinridge letters : autograph manuscript signed,

Descriptive Summary

Title
John C. Breckinridge letters : autograph manuscript signed,
Date
1858, 1865
Creator
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875.
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen
Preferred Citation
2010MS032 : [identification of item], John C. Breckinridge letters : autograph manuscript signed, 1858, 1865, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John Cabell Breckinridge was the grandson of John Breckinridge who was attorney general under Thomas Jefferson and founder of the Breckinridge family of Kentucky. John Cabell, born in Lexington, Ky, graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky. in 1839 and practiced law until entering politics in 1849. In 1857 he became Vice President under James Buchanan and a presidential candidate in the 1860 election against Abraham Lincoln. He was a soldier in the Confederate Army fighting in the battles at Vicksburg and Chickamauga and later named Secretary of War under Confederate President, Jefferson Davis. After the war he returned to practicing law in Lexington, Ky. and became active in the railroad development. He died in 1875 from the effects of a serious operation.
Scope and Content
Collection includes a letter written to Washington McLean in Toronto on October 25, 1865 and to Govenor James W. Grimes in Lexington, Kentucky on October 4, 1858.

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