Kie Oldham papers, 1860-1875
African American soldiers mustered out at Little Rock, Ark.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Arkansas History Commission
- Arkansas History Commission
- Kie Oldham was born on January 17, 1869 in Speedwell, Madison County, Ky. After receiving an education in Kentucky's public schools, Oldham, then about fifteen, moved to Little Rock in 1884 where he resided with his sister, Mary Kavanaugh Oldham Eagle, wife of James Phillip Eagle. Oldham graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia in 1889 and earned a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1894. Oldham served as private secretary to his brother-in-law, Governor Eagle (1889-1893) and to Gov. William Meade Fishback (1893-1895). He died in 1912.
- The bulk of the papers concern Confederate Arkansas and most are of an official nature, including correspondence to and from Governors Elias Nelson Conway, Henry Massie Rector, Harris Flanagin, Powell Clayton, and Isaac Murphy, as well as various Civil War officers. Subjects represented include the Civil War, secession, abolition, slavery, the Freedemen's Bureau, Abandoned Lands, Jayhawkers, crimes, civil and military elections, laws, acts, and Reconstruction.
(See the NUCMC catalog record)