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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University: 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 736. Photocopied correspondence of Brigadier General Edward H. Hobson of Greensburg, Kentucky. Letters from his family in Bowling Green, Kentucky, fellow soldiers, colleagues and citizens of Greensburg cover his Mexican War and Civil War service, his business ventures, and attempts to win political office. Includes Hobson's memoranda of actions against Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan in 1864, a list of prisoners taken from Morgan's and other brigades, and a letter from Hobson's nephew deploring an 1892 lynching in Bowling Green, Kentucky (Click on "Additional Files" below).


Military History | United States History

B1F14 Hobson's report Morgan action.pdf (282 kB)
Hobson's report on Morgan action

B1F14 Morgan's Brigade etc prisoners list.pdf (191 kB)
List of prisoners from Morgan etc.

B3F7 William Hobson letter on Harper lynching.pdf (177 kB)
William Hobson letter regarding Bowling Green lynching

B3F7 William Hobson letter typescript.doc (35 kB)
Typescript of William Hobson letter



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