Governor Beriah Magoffin Records, 1859-1862

Descriptive Summary

Governor Beriah Magoffin Records, 1859-1862
Magoffin, Beriah
6 cubic ft.
Finding Aid Author
Tim Tingle
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Governor Beriah Magoffin served in office from 1859-1862 as a Democrat. Originally from Mercer County, KY, Magoffin remained a resident of that county. His occupation was a Lawyer. While in office, Beriah Magoffin attempted to uphold Kentucky's neutrality as the Civil War began, but lost power to the pro-Union legislature. Governor Magoffin resigned in 1862 after negotiations allowed him to pick his successor.

Contents of the Collection

Indexes to the Executive Journals

Index to Executive Journal, 1859-1862

  • Volume 1
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Index to Remissions, 1859-1862

  • Volume 2
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Index to Respites Recorded in the Executive Journal, 1859-1862

  • Volume 3
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Executive Journals

Executive Journal, 1859-1862

  • Volume 4
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