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Sketches of Camp Boone

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1386 Author/Creator: Place Written: Louisville, Kentucky Type: Book Date: 1860 Pagination: 49 p. 28 x 21.8 cm

Complete title "Sketches of Camp Boone the First encampment of the Kentucky State Guard; held near Louisville, From August 23d to August 30th, 1860. Also, Photographic views of the Camp, and Portraits of the General Staff." Photographs of the nine staff members of the Kentucky State Guard appear on page 5, followed by a description of the formation and duties of the Kentucky State Militia on pages 7 - 12. Pages 13 through 17 contains a complete list of officers in the state militia. The day by day operations of the first encampment, namely August 23rd through 30th are detailed following the officers list. Finally, eleven photographs of the encampment are found, capturing views of the eight day event.

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