The Kentucky Branch of the Southern Historical Society was organized at Lexington, on the 9th of December, by the election of the following officers:
Acting President--General William Preston.
Vice-Presidents--James O. Harrison, J. Stoddard Johnston, General John S. Williams, General Basil W. Duke and General Joseph Lewis.
Secretary — James A. Headly.
Treasurer--Major R. S. Bullock.
Executive Committee--Prof. J. D. Pickett, Colonel W. C. P. Breckinridge, Major H. B. McClellan, J. R. Morton, Esq.; Major John R. Viley, J. Soule Smith, Esq.; F. K. Hunt, Esq.; Major P. P. Johnston, Major B. G. Thomas, J. P. Metcalf, Esq.; G. W. Ranck, Esq.; Colonel C. C. Morgan, Lee Bradley, Esq., and James A. Grinstead, Esq.
The following plan of organization was adopted:
This Society shall be known as the Kentucky branch of the Southern Historical Society, and its object is to collect for the archives of the Parent Society such historical material relating to the Conf