The Filson Newsmagazine

Volume 7, Number 3

John Mason Brown's 1862 Journal of His Second Trip to The Rocky Mountains

Browsing our Archives

John Mason Brown (1837-1890) – member of the famous Brown family of Kentucky history and Liberty Hall in Frankfort – is best known for his service in the Union Army during the Civil War, as a leading member of the Louisville Bar, and as one of the founders of The Filson Historical Society. What many people don’t know is that prior to the Civil War, Brown made two trips, in 1861 and 1862, to the American West. Brown was a well-educated, well-read young man and kept a daily journal on both trips.
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Colonel William Fleming in Frontier Kentucky

In early 2006, The Filson received a package from a donor who had inherited family papers collected by his mother. He was not sure how interesting the material would be, but he realized that it was important to preserve the collection. He informed us that the material was probably of little significance, mostly family letters and genealogy. As always, we were happy to look at the collection. As we examined the collection, we realized that the material contained a wealth of information for researchers interested in Kentucky and Virginia in the 18th century.
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George S. Leland and Civil War Logistics

The word “logistics” derives from the Greek adjective logistikos, meaning “skilled in calculating.” In that sense, its definition is appropriate in describing how the Union Army utilized its logistical systems to prevail in the American Civil War. In short, military logistics is the discipline of maintaining large military forces in the field. 
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Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston - Photographs for Sale

A member of one of Louisville’s most prominent families, Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston (1858-1946), compiled a photographic collection that showcased his interest in family, history and traveling, as well as his love of Louisville and Kentucky. His photographs spanned the years from 1882 to 1942.
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Past Issues of the Newsmagazine

Volume 7, Number 1

Volume 7, Number 2

Volume 7, Number 3

Volume 6, Number 1

Volume 6, Number 2

Volume 6, Number 3

Volume 6, Number 4

Volume 5, Number 1

Volume 5, Number 2

Volume 5, Number 3

Volume 5, Number 4

Volume 4, Number 1

Volume 4, Number 2

Volume 4, Number 3

Volume 4, Number 4

Volume 3, Number 1

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Volume 3, Number 3

Volume 3, Number 4

Volume 2, Number 1

Volume 2, Number 2

Volume 2, Number 3

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