McCreary, James B. (James Bennett), 1838-1918

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James Bennett McCreary (July 8, 1838 - October 8, 1918) was born in Richmond, Kentucky, the son of Dr. Edmund R. and Sabrina (Bennett) McCreary. During the Civil War, McCreary served with John Hunt Morgan in the 11th Kentucky Cavalry. He served as Governor of Kentucky from 1875-1879 and 1911-1915. He served in the US House of Representatives from 1884-1897. He also served in the US Senate 1903-1909. In 1914, McCreary ran for the US Senate, but lost. He died in Richmond in 1918.

From the description of James McCreary letters, 1914. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 550631176

Confederate soldier, Kentucky governor, and U.S. senator.

From the description of James B. McCreary : miscellaneous papers, 1875-1914. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49252394

Governor of Kentucky, 1875-1878; and Confederate colonel, from Richmond (Madison Co.), Ky.

From the description of Diary, 1862-1863. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270741

From the description of Diary, 1862-1863. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19902801

Major and lieutenant colonel of the 11th Kentucky Cavalry (C.S.A.), Kentucky governor, and U.S. congressman and senator.

A native of Richmond, Ky., McCreary served under John Hunt Morgan in Tennessee, and in the summer of 1863 participated in Morgan's "Great Raid" through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Surrendering to Union forces with his troops on July 29, 1863, McCreary was imprisoned at Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, Morris Island, S.C. and Fort Pulaski near Savannah, Ga. At the end of Nov., 1864, McCreary was released on exchange and returned to his command, serving until the end of the war.

From the description of The journal of my soldier life, 1862 Aug. 30-1864 Nov. 25. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 47662813

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referencedIn Pettit, Thomas Stevenson, 1843-1931. Thomas Stevenson Pettit papers, 1864-1932. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf McCreary, James B. (James Bennett), 1838-1918. McCreary, James B. 1886 June 7 Letter. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Farris, George T., 1852-1934. George T. Farris papers, 1897-1934. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918. Joseph C.S. Blackburn : papers, 1875-1898. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Williams, W. A., (William Andrew). W.A. Williams papers : 1907-1935. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Subunit history. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Enrolled bills, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Cross, Roscoe Conkling. The public life of James Bennett McCreary; thesis presented to the faculty of the University of Kentucky in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf McCreary, James B. (James Bennett), 1838-1918. Diary, 1862-1863. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Appointments by the governor - military appointments, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914. Broadside, 1914 February 24. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Kentucky. Governor (1879-1883 : Blackburn). Appointments by the governor - military appointments, 1879-1883. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf McCreary, James Bennett. James Bennett McCreary letter : 1877. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf McCreary, James Bennett 1838-1918. James McCreary letters, 1914. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Apprehension of fugitives from justice papers, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Alderman, Bessie Green Hearn, 1881-1959,. Autograph collection [manuscript], 1743-1903. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Eager, George B. Eager, George B. 1911 letter and brochure. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf McCreary, James B. (James Bennett), 1838-1918. The journal of my soldier life, 1862 Aug. 30-1864 Nov. 25. Newberry Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Appointments by the governor - civil appointments, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf McCreary, James B. (James Bennett), 1838-1918. Diary, 1862-1863. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Requisitions for the return of fugitives from justice, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Indexes to executive journals, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn P.W.L. Jones collection, [ca. 1890]-1942. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Messages to the General Assembly, 1878. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Executive journals, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf McCreary, James B. (James Bennett), 1838-1918. James B. McCreary : miscellaneous papers, 1875-1914. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Ford, Arthur Younger, 1861-1926. Arthur Younger Ford papers, 1868-1937. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Petitions for pardons, remissions, and respites, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Stone, William Johnson, 1841-1923. William Johnson Stone papers, 1864-1953 1864-1923 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Military correspondence, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. historical manuscripts, 1756-1877. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Appointments by the governor - Aides-de-camp appointments, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Governor's correspondence, 1875-1879. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
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Birth 1838-07-08

Death 1918-10-08

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