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- Tags: war
Letter from General Anthony Wayne to Isaac Shelby, 26 September 1793
Orders from General Anthony Wayne calling upon Isaac Shelby to raise a militia of fifteen hundred men with Shelby in command for the protection of Kentucky.
Tags: indian wars, Indigenous, Kentucky Militia, Letters, militia, Native Americans, war
Letter from Dan Smith to Arthur Campbell, 9 August 1778
Daniel Smith writes to Campbell discussing Smith's necessary trip to Kentucky, his attempts to raise soldiers and officers, and his belief that "assistance ought to be given to Kentuckie at this critical time."
Tags: American Revolution, Kentucky, Letters, militia, war
Letter from James Young Love to Eliza Tunstal, 10 May 1813
Written from the "foot of the Miami [River] Rappids," to Eliza Tunstal in which Love describes a battle at Fort Meigs on the Maumee River in Ohio. He states that while the American soldiers were holding their own against the British and Native…
Memoir, correspondence, and miscellanies, from the papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 2.
In 1788, Jefferson wrote to a John Brown of Kentucky urging Americans to wait until Europe was at war before attempting further exploration of the West.
A journal, containing an accurate and interesting account of the hardships, sufferings, battles, defeat, and captivity of those heroic Kentucky volunteers and regulars : commanded by General Winchester, in the years 1812-13. Also, two narratives by men that were wounded in the battles on the River Raisin and taken captive by the Indians.
Includes two narratives by Timothy Mallary and John Davenport, who were wounded in the battles on the River Raisin and taken captive by the Native Americans.
Letter from Arthur Campbell, 28 March 1792
Discusses dealings with a Cherokee Chief and the current state of the militia, including number of soldiers for each captains unit.
Tags: Letters, militia, Native Americans, war
Letter from Arthur Campbell to John Brown, 29 December 1787
Arthur Campbell's 29 December 1787 letter to John Brown discusses a "vast multitude" of immigrants passing into Kentucky with little resistance from Native Americans. Campbell warns that the peace may not last long and he expects frequent attacks…
Tags: indian wars, Letters, Military, Native Americans, war
Letter, 26 April 1918
Clara, Louisville, Kentucky, to Corp. Louis J. Discher, Co F 120 Infantry, Camp Sevier, S.C.