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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, West Point-graduation (search)
I had always a great desire to travel. I was already the best travelled boy in Georgetown, except the sons of one man, John Walker, who had emigrated to Texas with his family, and immigrated back as soon as he could get the means to do so. In his short stay in Texas he acquired a very different opinion of the country from what one would form going there now. I had been east to Wheeling, [West] Virginia, and north to the Western Reserve, in Ohio, west to Louisville, and south to Bourbon County, Kentucky, besides having driven or ridden pretty much over the whole country within fifty miles of home. Going to West Point would give me the opportunity of visiting the two great cities of the continent, Philadelphia and New York. This was enough. When these places were visited I would have been glad to have had a steamboat or railroad collision, or any other accident happen, by which I might have received a temporary injury sufficient to make me ineligible, for a time, to enter the Ac
amed Thomas after his father — who lived but a few days. No mention of his existence is found in the Bible record. After Mr. Lincoln Regarding the paternity of Lincoln a great many surmises and a still larger amount of unwritten or, at least, unpublished history have drifted into the currents of western lore and Journalism. A number of such traditions are extant in Kentucky and other localities. Mr. Weik has spent considerable time investigating the truth of a report current in Bourbon county, Kentucky, that Thomas Lincoln, for a consideration from one Abraham Inlow, a miller there, assumed the paternity of the infant child of a poor girl named Nancy Hanks; and, after marriage, removed with her to Washington or Hardin county, where the son, who was named Abraham, after his, real, and Lincoln after his putative, father, was born. A prominent citizen of the town of Mount Sterling in that state, who was at one time judge of the court and subsequently editor of a newspaper, and
s Report. Colonel George W. Berry, of the Harrison County home guards, left Covington, Ky., with six hundred of Colonel Tevis's cavalry, for the purpose of reconnoitring up the Kentucky Central Railroad as far as Falmouth. Before reaching Falmouth, the officer in command of the cavalry declined going any further, and started back toward Covington. Colonel Berry was not to be baffled in his enterprise in this way; so he pushed ahead, in company with Greenbury Reed, U. S. Marshal of Bourbon County, and nine other men, and reached Falmouth in a few hours, finding it evacuated by the rebels. The little band had not been there long when twenty-eight Texan Rangers came into the place, and immediately attacked Colonel Berry's small force. A desperate fight ensued, resulting in the rebels being driven out of the town with a loss of two killed, four wounded, and one prisoner. One of Colonel Berry's men, named A. McNees, from Harrison County, was badly wounded. This was the only casua
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
Richard M. Johnson, of Kentucky, elected Vice-President......1836 State Agricultural Society organized......Feb. 3, 1838 Felix Grundy, of Nelson county, Attorney-General of the United States......1838 Governor Clark dies; Lieut.-Gov. C. A. Wickliffe takes oath of office......Sept. 5, 1839 Three hundred and fifty men from Bourbon and Harrison execute Lynch law at Williamstown, Grant county, on Smith Maythe and Lyman Crouch, who had cut the throat of William Utterback, of Bourbon county. He recovered, but lost speech......July 10, 1841 Charles A. Wickliffe, of Beardstown, Postmaster-General; John White, speaker of the House of Representatives, and John J. Crittenden, Attorney-General of the United States—all from Kentucky......1841 Legislature passes anti-State repudiation resolutions......Jan. 14, 1842 George M. Bibb, of Louisville, Secretary of the United States Treasury......June 15, 1844 Raw silk produced in Somerset, 1842, and a manufactory established
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Appendix A. (search)
odore L. Burnett, of Spencer county, treasurer, who resigned December 17th, and J. B. Burnham, of Warren county, was appointed in his place; Richard Hawes, of Bourbon county, auditor, who resigned, and Joshua Pillsbury was appointed in his place. A. Frank Brown, of Bourbon county, was chosen clerk of the council; John B. ThompsonBourbon county, was chosen clerk of the council; John B. Thompson, Jr., of Mercer county, sergeant-at-arms, and Walter N. Haldeman, of Louisville, State printer. An ordinance of secession was adopted, and Henry C. Burnett, William E. Simms and William Preston were sent as commissioners to Richmond, and on the 10th day of December, 1862, the Confederate Congress admitted Kentucky as a member of, and he delivered an inaugural address in the capitol at Frankfort, October 4, 1862, but the evacuation of the place the same afternoon prevented his performance of any of the functions of governor except the occupation of the executive mansion for a few hours. After the war he was county judge of Bourbon county for many years.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry, C. S. A. From the Lexington, Ky. Herald, April 21, 1907. (search)
d the men joined other organizations. So Chenault's Regiment had the distinction of having borne two numerical designations—first the 7th Kentucky Cavalry, and second, the 11th Kentucky Cavalry—when there were already other regiments claiming these designations and bearing them, Chenault's 11th Kentucky Cavalry was composed altogether of ten companies. Companies A and C were recruited in Clark County; Companies E, B and F in Madison County; Company D in Estill County; Company G in Bourbon County, and Company H in Madison, Estill and Montgomery Counties. I do not know where Company I was recruited, though probably it was in Estill County. Company K was recruited in Clinton and Wayne Counties, Ky., while the regiment was doing outpost duty in that section of the State early in 1863. After the accession of this company the regiment had a strength of more than 900 men. Some of the companies were consolidated and their letter designations changed, while the regiment was in Tenness
f Clinton, Henry co., Mo: That the public mind may not be misinformed and misled by the many emissaries the are running to and from through the country, east of this place, as we are informed, and to justify those who have the dark designs of the abolition marauders under the notorious Capt. Montgomery in Kansas and on the border, we beg leave to state the following facts, in addition to those heretofore given: The armed abolitionists have continued their murderous operations in Bourbon and Lynn counties, Kansas, hunting down and driving from the Territory all men who have disapproved of their robbing and murdering, and who have acted in any manner to sustain the laws. Their ads leading eastward from the Territory have been crowded with wagons and persons, male and female, escaping from these fiends. In one instance a mother gave birth to an infant on the road near Poppingsville, in this State, during the flight of the family. On Monday of this week a Mr. Bi
, was dangerously wounded; and Capt. Walker, three Rangers, and two privates of the Arkansas Battalion, were slightly wounded.--The Yankee loss was 75 killed, and the number wounded was unknown. We took eight prisoners. Kentuckians from Bourbon county, who arrived here to-day, say that the road from Paris to Prestonburg is clear of Lincoln troops, and that squads of Southerners are constantly joining Gen. Marshall's command. They mostly come from the Blue Grass counties. Gen. Marshaluckians from Bourbon county, who arrived here to-day, say that the road from Paris to Prestonburg is clear of Lincoln troops, and that squads of Southerners are constantly joining Gen. Marshall's command. They mostly come from the Blue Grass counties. Gen. Marshall's soldiers are openly recruiting in Bourbon county, and but few Union men can now be found, except town men. The mountaineers are flocking to Gen. Marshall's standard in large numbers. There is nothing new from Columbus.
ing of the people. From the Memphis Avalanche, of the 27th ult., we take the following: We have received some information from a gentleman just from Bourbon county, Ky., confirmatory to the accounts we have had of the progress of the Southern cause in the Blue Grass section. He reports that Unionism is dead in that sectpondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, dated the 12th ult., writes thus: I informed you by telegraph last night of the election of Hon. Garrett Davis, of Bourbon county, to supply the vacancy in the United States Senate, caused by the expulsion of John C. Breckinridge for treason. The thirteen secessionists in the Legislatures and forcibly hurried out of the State, in defiance of law and justice: We learn from the Cincinnati papers that Deputy U. S. Marshal C. B. Pettit, of Bourbon county, arrived at Covington on Tuesday, having in custody C. C. Rogers, of Paris, and John Higgins, of Magoffin county, both noted rebels, who have for a length of
The Daily Dispatch: August 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], From Gen. Lee's army — fight in Culpeper county. (search)
ced in a few days. In Philadelphia, Wednesday, among those drawn were Morris Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and five telegraph operators. The bounties now paid by the U. S. Government are $100 to new recruits and $400 to veterans. Every single man will be entitled to $2 per month from the State, and the families of married men and widowed mothers of single men dependent on them for support, to $6 per month besides the monthly pay from the Government. Brutus J. Clay, of Bourbon county, Ky., has been nominated for Congress in Ashland (Ky.) District to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Crittenden. The New York Express establishment has been placed in the hands of a receiver, one of its editors and proprietors (Mr. Clark) being utterly and irrepressibly dissatisfied with its disloyal tone and attitude, and insisting on a partition of interest. The steamer Imperial, the first boat through from New Orleans, arrived at St. Louis on the 29th. The merchan