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In Kentucky, Union troops capture Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner's furniture

Simon Bolivar Buckner, detail
05/15/1863
The eastern press reported that intelligence had reached federal forces that Southern sympathizers in Elizabethtown, Kentucky were hiding and preparing to ship to the Confederacy the household effects of Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner. A raid was made and Union forces took possession of a collection of fine furniture, china, silverware and other belongings, enough to fill two railroad cars, and carried it away to nearby Louisville.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"General News," New York Times. May 21, 1863, p. 4. 

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