Manuscript Collection

Eugene Arthur Kozlay Family Bible - Accession 1236

Title

Eugene Arthur Kozlay Family Bible - Accession 1236

Files

Identifier

Accession 1236

Inclusive Dates

1876

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 bound volume

Language

English;

Historical Note

Eugene Arthur Kozlay (ca1828-1883) who was an officer for the Union Army during the American Civil War. Kozlay was commissioned as a colonel and commanded the 54th New York Volunteers regiment which was comprised mainly of German and Austrian immigrants in October 1861. He would serve in battles at Shenandoah, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and participated in the siege of Charleston, SC. He was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers following the conclusion of the Civil War. Eugene Kozlay was a Hungarian immigrant who like many was forced to flee Hungary following the Hungarian Revolution in 1849 and made his way to America in January 1850. Kozlay settled in New York and after the Civil War, as a civil engineer helped construct the first elevated railroad in Brooklyn, New York. He was also and author having written the novel, Secrets of the Past: A Romance of the South in 1857.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a bible belonging to Eugene Arthur Kozlay (ca1828-1883) who was an officer for the Union Army during the American Civil War. The bible in the collection is The self-interpreting Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments according to the Authorized Version; With An Introduction, Marginal References And Illustrations; A Summary Of The Several Books; An Analysis Of Each Chapter; A Paraphrase And Evangelical Reflections Upon The Most Important Passages; And Numerous Explanatory Notes by Rev. John Brown, D.D.. New Edition, In Which The Text Is More Fully Elucidated By Upwards of Eight Thousand Explanatory and Critical Notes, And Concluding Observations on Each Book, By The Rev. Henry Cooke, D.D., LL.D. New York: Johnson, Fry and Company 27 Beekman Street, 1876. This bible was owned by the Arthur Kozlay Family and includes a page notated with family birth, marriage, and death dates spanning from 1850 through 1931:

“Eugene A. Kozley married Emma L. Meeker April 9, 1857

Children:

  1. Emma Flora Kozlay (February 9, 1859 – May 13, 1860)
  2. Clara Louisa Kozlay (March 20, 1862 - October 29, 1931)
  3. Eugene Arthur Kozlay (August 7, 1863 - January 23, 1872)
  4. Bertha Kozlay (October 19, 1866 - September 5, 1867)
  5. William Henry Kozlay (August 11, 1868 - September 21, 1869)
  6. Charles Meeker Kozlay (March 5, 1870 - August 14, 1924)”

Provenance

Unknown

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Eugene Arthur Kozlay Family Bible - Accession 1236

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