Military correspondence, 1844-1848.


Kentucky. Governor (1844-1848 : Owsley). Military correspondence, 1844-1848.

Military correspondence, 1844-1848.

These incoming letters document the military affairs of the Commonwealth and Governor William Owsley's role as commander-in-chief of the Kentucky militia. Included are letters concerning the formation of new corps, the use of the Kentucky militia in the war with Mexico, the procurement of arms, the lack of training given the troops, and the laws concerning that training.

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Kentucky. Militia (corporateBody)

Historical note: In 1792 the Kentucky General Assembly established the Kentucky Militia. The act required that all white males between the ages of eighteen and forty-five be enrolled in the militia, form companies, and participate in several musters each year. These companies could be called to active duty by the governor in case of war, insurrection, or danger to public safety. In 1860 the militia was reorganized into the State Guard, the Enrolled Militia, and the Militia of the Reserve. ...

Owsley, William, 1782-1862 (person)