Wickliffe, C. A. (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869

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Charles Anderson Wickliffe was born near Springfield, Kentucky, June 8, 1788. During the War of 1812, Wickliffe served as a private but was eventually promoted to aide-de-camp to Gen. Samuel Caldwell. He served as soldier and officer at the Battle of the Thames where an army of Kentuckians under congressman Richard M. Johnson defeated British and Indian forces and where the great Indian leader, Tecumseh, was killed. Wickliffe became commonwealth's attorney, state representative, and U.S. representative before becoming governor of Kentucky in 1839 after the death of Gov. James Clark. From 1841-45, Wickliffe was U.S. postmaster general. He also served in Kentucky's 1849 constitutional convention and was active in unsuccessful peace conferences prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. He was again elected to the U.S. House in 1861, but a carriage accident cut his term short the next year. Wickliffe died October 31, 1869 and was buried at Bardstown.

From the description of Charles A. Wickliffe papers, 1830-1859. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38849980

Kentucky governor and U.S. postmaster general.

From the description of Charles Anderson Wickliffe : miscellaneous papers, 1826-1863. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49378758

Governor of and U.S. representative from Kentucky and U.S. postmaster general.

From the description of C. A. Wickliffe correspondence, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981364

Charles Anderson Wickliffe served in both the Kentucky House of Representatives and in the U.S. House of Representatives, as Kentucky's governor, and as the U.S. postmaster general.

From the description of Broadside, ca. 1820s. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49378757

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creatorOf Tyler, John, 1790-1862. ALS, 1850 August 12 : Saratoga, New York, to Charles A. Wickliffe. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Dicken family. Dicken-Troutman-Balke family papers, 1816-1945, 1850-1899. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Wickliffe, C. A. (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869. Broadside, ca. 1820s. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Love, John, d. 1855. Account book, 1828-1855. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Daugherty, Phebe Wood Coburn, ca. 1819-1899. Phebe Daugherty : papers, 1818-1899. The Filson Historical Society
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creatorOf Wickliffe, C. A. (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Benjamin W. Gause, Tallahassee, Fla., 1842 May 12. Texas Christian University
referencedIn United States Department of State Letter, 1845 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Kentucky
Tallahassee (Fla.)
Florida--Tallahassee
Kentucky
Southern States
Kentucky
Subject
Politics
Postal service--History--19th century
Politicians--Correspondence--19th century
Elections
Secession--History--Sources
Postmasters
Wool--Growth--History--Sources
Broadsides
Postal service--History--Sources
Governor--Correspondence
Thames, Battle of the, Ont., 1813--Personal narratives, American
African American soldiers--History--19th century
Wool--Growth--History--19th century
African American soldiers--History--Sources
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Governors--Kentucky
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Kentucky
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Birth 1788-06-08

Death 1869-10-31

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