James King Ashley civil war manuscript

Abstract

The James King Ashley Civil War manuscript (undated; 0.15 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises a handwritten memoir written by James King Ashley of the 20th Indiana Battery, recounting his experiences during the Civil War.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James King Ashley civil war manuscript
Date
undated
Creator
Ashley, James King, 1845-1926
Extent
0.15 Cubic feet
Subjects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons, Confederate.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2014ms0238: [identification of item], James King Ashley Civil War manuscript, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James King Ashley (1845-1926) was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He served as a Union soldier in the 20th Indiana Battery during the Civil War. He was captured and imprisoned in Cahaba prison in Alabama for nine months. After his parole, he was placed on the Confederate steamship "Sultana" which exploded. Ashley survived the explosion and returned to Indiana and later Pulaski County, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The James King Ashley Civil War manuscript (undated; 0.15 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises a handwritten memoir written by James King Ashley of the 20th Indiana Battery, recounting his experiences during the Civil War. The memoir describes his enlistment; camp life; his imprisonment in the Confederate prison at Cahaba, Alabama; his eventual parole; and the explosion of the steamship "Sultana".

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

The small hoosier in the big blue clothes, Chapter I - War for the Union - Slavery - Southern hatred - And low tide in American politics, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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The small hoosier in the big blue clothes, Chapter II - Enlistment - Life in Camp - War reminiscence - Capture by the Enemy, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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The small hoosier in the big blue clothes, Chapter III - Captivity and terrors of Cahaba prison, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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The small hoosier in the big blue clothes, Chapter IV - Failure of the insurrection - High water mark - And parole, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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The small hoosier in the big blue clothes, Chapter V - Last days of the Confederacy - Fatal explosion of the Steamer Sultana - And lights out, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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