This portrait of Kentucky Governor Thomas Bramlette was painted by William Ver Bryck. Bramlette was a lawyer and a judge. In 1863, he became the U.S. District Attorney. He was later the governor of Kentucky. Bramlette fought for the North during the war. But after he was elected, he felt that Kentucky was treated badly. He began to oppose most of the Union’s actions. The state then started to sympathize with the Confederacy.
This resource is part of the A State Divided: Exploring the Civil War Through Images collection.