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Collection on the Civil War in Kentucky Photographs Now Available

Another fantastic Civil War-related collection has been added to the Kentucky Digital Library! The Collection on the Civil War in Kentucky photographs (dated circa 1861-1865; 0.6 cubic feet; 75 items) contains photographs showing prominent civil war figures such as Ulysses Simpson Grant, John Hunt Morgan, Mary Todd Lincoln as well as a group portrait of the Kentucky Division of United Confederate Veterans. Housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center, the collection was drawn together artificially from various purchases and is arranged by source of acquisition.

The full finding aid can be found here.

Above: Unidentified man in military dress

Above: Leonidas Armstead Sypert (1832-1893); served as a Colonel in the Confederate States Army, 1865

Above: R. F. Morris; United States Army, 1862

Above: Unidentified man in military dress

Filed under Civil War University of Kentucky Confederacy Kentucky soldiers veterans

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Cooper-Church Amendment Correspondence Now Available

Letters written to Kentucky Senator John Sherman Cooper from residents of the Commonwealth regarding the Cooper-Church Amendment have been digitized and are available on KDL. This material spans boxes 456-461 of the John Sherman Cooper papers (University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center).

The amendment was proposed by Senators John Sherman Cooper and Frank Church in 1970. It aimed to end funding to retain U.S. ground troops and military advisers in Cambodia and Laos after June 1970, bar air operations in Cambodian airspace in direct support of Cambodian forces without congressional approval, and end American support for Republic of Vietnam forces outside territorial South Vietnam. [source] More information on the amendment can be found here.

Filed under Vietnam War Cooper-Church Amendment John Sherman Cooper