Burbridge, Stephen G. (Stephen Gano), 1831-1894

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Birth 1831-08-19
Death 1894-12-02

Biographical notes:

Union general and military commander of Kentucky.

From the description of Stephen Gano Burbridge : papers, 1862-1865. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46763930

Union soldier.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to the President, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525291

Major General, U.S. Army, stationed in Kentucky.

From the description of Stephen G. Burbridge papers, 1863-1864. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19277214

Union Soldier

Burbridge was born in Scott County, Ky. and attended Georgetown College and Kentucky Military Institute. He served in the 26th Kentucky Infantry and was appointed brigadier-general of the Army of Ohio in 1862. In February of 1864 he was assigned temporarily to the command of the District of Kentucky, with extensive civil as well as military powers. He defeated and dispersed General John Hunt Morgan's forces in June 1864. His use of civil powers were, however, less than sucessful. He sought to control the election of 1864 by the free use of the military, making numerous arrests (it was charged) of persons whose only offense was that they had opposed Lincoln. Governor of Kentucky Thomas E. Bramlette and others protested Burbridge's measures. He was relieved of command in January, 1865 and resigned from the Army in December of that year.

From the description of Stephen Gano Burbridge letters, 1862-1865 [microform]. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 13076314


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