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Henry Watson Letters, 1861-1864

By Natasha McClanahan, 1990

Collection Overview

Title: Henry Watson Letters, 1861-1864

ID: A/140

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet


Civil War letters from Watson, Rusk County soldier, to his parents and sister while serving in the Texas Cavalry. Also include service records, receipt for a gun, and a pension application.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This is a collection of photocopied material.

Box and Folder Listing

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Photocopies of letters to Henry Watson's family from:

a. Camp Flornoy (Camp Locke) - n.d. (1st sheet lost.) b. Coffeeville, Upshur County, Texas - Dec. 9,1861. c. Camp McNight (sic), Red River County, Texas - Jan. 31,1862. d. Jacksonport, Jackson County, Arkansas - n.d. - re fight near Salem where Gen. McCullough & Gen. Mcintosh were killed. e. Desark, Arkansas - April 17, 1862 - re being dismounted there. f. Shelbyville, Tennessee - camp near - Jan. 22, 1863. g. Brandon, Mississippi - camp near - Dec. 8, 1863. h. Atlanta. Georgia - camp in field near - Aug. 9, 1864. i. Palmetto, Georgia - camp near - Sept. 23,1864.

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Service record, General Services Administration, National Archives, Washington D.C., n.d. (photocopies.) 3 items.
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Ordinance Department, The Confederate States of America, Receipt for purchase of one double barrel gun, turned over to the department at Richmond, 1864. (photocopy.) 1 item.