Military correspondence, 1875-1879.


Kentucky. Governor (1875-1879 : McCreary). Military correspondence, 1875-1879.

Military correspondence, 1875-1879.

These letters document the military affairs of the Commonwealth and Governor James B. McCreary's role as commander-in-chief of the Kentucky militia and the Kentucky State Guard. Included are several letters from the Gatling Gun Company describing its product, and test results on the gun; and reports from local officials in Powell and Carter Counties, recounting outbreaks of violence and requesting the assistance of the State Guard.

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