Winkler, Edward (1841-1886) Papers, 1863-1879

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Winkler, Edward, 1841-1886

Title: Papers, 1863-1879

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 0.33 cubic feet

Locator Number: Mss. A W775

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains 5 letters written by Winkler, 1 st Lt., 28th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, to family members in Louisville, Ky., while stationed in Tennessee and New Orleans, La. In addition, there are several miscellaneous military documents and records, including military promotions, an affidavit pertaining to a request for a pension, and depositions regarding reputed thefts aboard military ships. The collection also includes an account book detailing purchases of food items and supplies by members of his regiment and typed transcriptions and photocopies of the letters and accounts book. The collection also contains copies of a photograph of Winkler as well as three unidentified photographs – the originals have been transferred to the Filson Photographic Collection.

Biographical Note

Edward Winkler was born 4 April 1841 in Louisville, Ky., the eldest child of Philip and Rosina Winkler, German immigrants. He was a bookkeeper at the time he enlisted as a private in the 28th Kentucky Infantry Reg. on 23 Jan. 1862. He was re-enlisted as a commissioned officer and promoted to 2nd Lt. on 15 Nov. 1862 and 1st Lt. on 24 Nov. 1862. His regiment saw action in various battles in Tennessee and Georgia. Following his discharge from the army on 14 December 1865, he returned to Louisville where he was employed as a retail grocer. He died in Louisville 13 June 1886 at the age of 45.

Folder List

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1863-1879

Folder 2: Military correspondence, orders, certificates, muster rolls

Folder 3: Account book, 1863-1865

Subject Headings

Affidavits – United States

Courts-martial and courts of inquiry – United States

Depositions – United States

Emancipation Proclamation

Military Offenses – United States

Military Pensions – United States

Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898

Tennessee – History – Civil War, 1861-1865

Trainor, John b. ca. 1820

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Underground movements

United States. Army – Clerical work

United States. Army – Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

United States. Army. Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 28th (1862-1865)

Warships – United States – History – 19th century

Washington’s Birthday

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