Simon Bolivar Buckner

Buckner c. 1860–70
Governor Simon Bolivar Buckner
Glen Lily, the house where Buckner was born and died

American soldier, Confederate combatant, and politician.

- Simon Bolivar Buckner

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Battle of Fort Donelson

Fought from February 11–16, 1862, in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Battle of Fort Donelson, by Kurz and Allison (1887)
Kentucky-Tennessee, 1862
Positions on the evening of February 14, 1862
The Carondelet attacks Fort Donelson
Part of the lower river battery at Fort Donelson, overlooking the Cumberland River
The gunboat attack on 14 February
Confederate breakout attempt, morning February 15, 1862
Union counterattack, afternoon February 15, 1862
1897 drawing of Grant's attack, depicting C.F. Smith on horseback leading his troops
Grant's reply
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The following morning, Floyd and Pillow escaped with a small detachment of troops, relinquishing command to Brig. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, who accepted Grant's demand of unconditional surrender later that day.

Battle of Chickamauga

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought on September 19–20, 1863, between U.S. and Confederate forces in the American Civil War, marked the end of a Union offensive, the Chickamauga Campaign, in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia.

The  Battle of Chickamauga  by Kurz & Allison
Chickamauga Campaign, movements 15–30 August 1863
Cannon row
Chickamauga Campaign, movements 10–12 September 1863
Davis's Cross Roads, September 11, 1863
Lee and Gordon's Mill 1860-1865
Lee and Gordon's Mills September 2008
September 18 movements on the eve of the Battle of Chickamauga
Confederate troops advancing at Chickamauga (drawing by Alfred R. Waud)
Actions, morning of September 19
Brotherton Cabin
Actions, early afternoon of September 19
Actions, late afternoon to dark, September 19
Polk's Right Wing assaults, morning of September 20
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood chose to obey a questionable order from Rosecrans to reposition his division. In doing so, he opened up a crucial gap in the Union lines.
Longstreet's Left Wing assaults, mid-day September 20
Snodgrass house
Defense of Horseshoe Ridge and Union retreat, afternoon and evening of September 20
Snodgrass house as depicted in Terrors and horrors of prison life; or, Six months a prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio (1907) by William Hiram Duff
Defense of Horseshoe Ridge and Union retreat, brigade details
Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, 2008
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Although Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee had about 52,000 men at the end of July, the Confederate government merged the Department of East Tennessee, under Maj. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, into Bragg's Department of Tennessee, which added 17,800 men to Bragg's army, a total of 69,800 men, but also extended his command responsibilities northward to the Knoxville area.

National Democratic Party (United States)

Short-lived political party of Bourbon Democrats who opposed the regular party nominee William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 presidential election.

John M. Palmer/Simon B. Buckner campaign button (1896)

They nominated the Democratic politicians John M. Palmer, a former Republican governor of Illinois and Union general; and Simon Bolivar Buckner, a former governor of Kentucky and Confederate general, for president and vice president, respectively.

Confederate States Army

The military land force of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861–1865), fighting against the United States forces in order to uphold the institution of slavery in the Southern states.

Battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia
Private Edwin Francis Jemison, whose image became one of the most famous portraits of the young soldiers of the war
A cartoon from the war, showing the Confederates forcibly drafting a Unionist man into the Confederate army. The Unionist man objects, with the Confederates threatening to lynch him if he does not comply.
An 1861 Confederate recruiting poster from Virginia, urging men to join the Confederate cause and fight off the U.S. Army, which it refers to as a "brutal and desperate foe"
CSA M1857 Napoleon Artillery Piece
General Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy's most famous general
An 1895 illustration showing the uniforms of the Confederate Army contrasted with those of the U.S. Army
A painting of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fighting the U.S. Army at Spotsylvania in 1864
A group of Confederate soldiers-possibly an artillery unit captured at Island No. 10 and taken at POW Camp Douglas (Chicago); photograph possibly by D. F. Brandon
Confederate troops marching south on N Market Street, Frederick, Maryland, during the Civil War
A Cherokee Confederates reunion in New Orleans, 1903
Jackson McCurtain, Lieutenant Colonel of the First Choctaw Battalion in Oklahoma, CSA
1862 illustration showing Confederates escorting kidnapped African American civilians south into slavery. A similar instance occurred in Pennsylvania when the Army of Northern Virginia invaded it in 1863 to fight the U.S. at Gettysburg.
An 1862 illustration of a Confederate officer forcing slaves at gunpoint to fire a cannon at U.S. soldiers in battle. A similar instance occurred at the first Battle of Bull Run, where slaves were forced by the Confederates to load and fire a cannon at U.S. forces.
An 1864 cartoon lampooning the Confederacy's deliberating on the use of black soldiers, showing them defecting en masse towards U.S. lines if such proposals were adopted.
"Marlboro", an African-American body servant to a white Confederate soldier
Julian Scott's 1873 painting, Surrender of a Confederate Soldier
Corporal of the Artillery division of the Confederate Army
Confederate mortar crew at Warrington, Florida in 1861, across from Fort Pickens
Confederate artillery at Charleston Harbor, 1863
Lt Col. E. V. Nash, 4th Georgia Infantry Doles-Cook Brigade, who was killed in 1864
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Army of Central Kentucky – Simon B. Buckner, Albert Sidney Johnston

Hatfield–McCoy feud

The Hatfield–McCoy feud, also described by journalists as the Hatfield–McCoy war, involved two rural American families of the West Virginia–Kentucky area along the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River in the years 1863–1891.

Hatfield–McCoy feud site along the Tug Fork tributary (right) in the Big Sandy River watershed
The Hatfield clan in 1897
A section of the flood wall along the Tug Fork in Matewan, West Virginia, constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, depicts the Hatfield–McCoy feud.
The Hatfield–McCoy feud is featured in a musical comedy dinner show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Hatfield–McCoy production (July 2012)
Statue honoring Randolph McCoy at the McCoy Homeplace in Hardy, KY

In response, Kentucky Governor S. B. Buckner sent his Adjutant General Sam Hill to Pike County to investigate the situation.

Trans-Mississippi theater of the American Civil War

The scene of the major military operations west of the Mississippi River.

Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, CSA, (April 19, 1865 – April 22, 1865)

1896 United States presidential election

The 28th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1896.

McKinley/Hobart campaign poster
Bryan's famous "cross of gold" speech gave him the presidential nomination and swung the party to the silver cause
The National "Gold" Democratic Convention
Palmer/Buckner campaign button
Conservatives said that Bryan (the Populist snake) was taking over (swallowing) the Democratic Party (the mule). Cartoon from "Judge" magazine, 1896.
Bryan's imposing voice and height made a deep impression on many who thronged to hear him.
Bryan traveled 18,000 miles in 3 months, concentrating on the critical states of the Midwest.
The National "Gold" Democratic Party undercut Bryan by dividing the Democratic vote and denouncing his platform.
Map of presidential election results by county
Results by county, shaded according to winning candidate's percentage of the vote
Map of Republican presidential election results by county
Map of Democratic presidential election results by county
Map of "other" presidential election results by county
Cartogram of presidential election results by county
Cartogram of Republican presidential election results by county
Cartogram of Democratic presidential election results by county
Cartogram of "other" presidential election results by county

Simon Bolivar Buckner, a 73-year-old former governor of Kentucky, was nominated by acclamation for vice-president.

Battle of Perryville

Fought on October 8, 1862, in the Chaplin Hills west of Perryville, Kentucky, as the culmination of the Confederate Heartland Offensive during the American Civil War.

The Battle of Perryville as depicted in Harper's Weekly
Kentucky-Tennessee, 1862
Positions of the armies at 2 p.m., October 8
Attacks by Donelson, Maney, Stewart, and Jones (c. 3 p.m.)
Parsons' battery position on the Open Knob, 2007
Starkweather's brigade fights in the cornfield
Attacks by Maney, Brown, Johnson, and Cleburne (c. 3:45 p.m.)
High-water mark (c. 4:15 p.m.)
Squire Henry Bottom's house in 2007
Powel's attack on Sheridan (c. 4 p.m.)
Defense of the Dixville Crossroads (c. 5:45 p.m.)
Marker for Confederate graves on the Goodknight property, 2007
Perryville Battlefield
Western Theater: Movements April–August 1862
Western Theater: Confederate invasion of Kentucky (August–October 1862)
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Left Wing, commanded by Maj. Gen. William J. Hardee, consisted of the divisions of Brig. Gen. J. Patton Anderson and Maj. Gen. Simon B. Buckner.

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Home rule-class city and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States.

The B.G.M.U. Water Tower atop Reservoir Hill is a local landmark visible from many parts of Bowling Green.
The Warren County Justice Center is the center of the local court system.
The new Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce building was one of the first parts of the Downtown Redevelopment Project to reach completion.
The Medical Center, an ever-expanding part of Commonwealth Health Corporation, is one of the top employers in Bowling Green.
The Kentucky Museum is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University.
Bowling Green Ballpark
Lovers Lane Park disc golf course, one of eight such courses in Bowling Green
Riverview Mansion at Hobson Grove Park
William H. Natcher Federal Building and United States Courthouse
A view of the campus of Western Kentucky University
Pearce Ford Tower at Western Kentucky University
The historic L&N Train Depot

On September 18, 1861, around 1300 Confederate soldiers arrived from Tennessee to occupy the city, placed under command of Kentucky native General Simon Bolivar Buckner.

John M. Palmer (politician)

Illinois resident, an American Civil War general who fought for the Union, the 15th governor of Illinois, and presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party in the 1896 election on a platform to defend the gold standard, free trade, and limited government.

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Palmer made a deal to make Russell his running mate in the event he received the Democratic presidential nomination.
The National "Gold" Democratic Convention

His running mate on this "Gold Democratic" ticket was Simon Bolivar Buckner, Sr., a former Confederate general and governor of Kentucky.