Joseph Holt Papers 1817-1895 (bulk 1859-1889)

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Joseph Holt Papers, 1817-1895, (bulk 1859-1889)

Joseph Holt Papers 1817-1895 (bulk 1859-1889)

United States Postmaster general, secretary of war, judge advocate general of the United States Army, and lawyer. Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, legal papers, newspaper clippings, speeches, photographs, and printed matter relating to Holt's duties as judge advocate general, especially his work on the military commission that tried the Lincoln assassination conspirators, the trial of Mary Surratt, and various controversies surrounding the work of the commission. Other topics include Kentucky and Mississippi politics, Democratic Party politics, the elections of 1852 and 1856, the Civil War, and Holt's duties as secretary of war.

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