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Frederick Voigt Letters, 1862-1863

By Pam Palmer, 1985

Collection Overview

Title: Frederick Voigt Letters, 1862-1863

ID: A/117

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Merchant, alderman, mayor, postmaster, and soldier of Nacogdoches, Texas. Letters of Voigt to his wife depicting camp conditions (food, clothing, drilling, and disease), and relating war news and personal matters concerning friends and family.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of photocopies and typed transcripts of letters of Voigt to his first wife, written during his service in the Confederate Army. They contain descriptions of camp life including health conditions, food, clothing, and drilling. He also writes about the progress of the war and personal matters relating to family and Nacogdoches friends. Among those persons mentioned frequently are Fritz Hoya, Charles S. Taylor and family, Capt. Henry C. Hancock, William Clark, and W. William Hillencamp. Biographical and genealogical materials have been added to the collection.

Box and Folder Listing

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Camp Hebert, Hempstead, TX. Letters re: weather, military funeral, family matters, military drilling, Feb.-June 1862. Photocopy, typescript. 9 items.
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Tyler, Gilmer, and Daingerfield, TX; Fulton, AR. Letters re: camp conditions, family matters, Nacogdoches friends, marching, bonfire, Aug. 1862. Photocopy, typescript. 6 items.
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Magnolia, Camp Nelson, Camp Bayou, and Camp Robertson, AR. Letters re: camp conditions, weather, family matters, Nacogdoches friends, food, horses, Oct.-Dec. 1862. Photocopy, typescript. 7 items.
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Arkansas Port and Pine Bluff, AR. Letters re: lost battle, Nacogdoches friends, camp conditions, family matters, farming, scarcity of food, Jan.-Feb. 1863. Photocopy, typescript. 8 items.
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Little Rock, Pine Bluff, AR. Letters re: family, inflation, camp conditions, health, Mar.-Apr. 1863. Photocopy, typescript. 10 items.
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Harrisburg, AR; near Vernon and Campti, LA. Letters re: marching, war news, May 1863. Photocopy, typescript. 6 items.
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Delhi, Monroe, and Campti, LA. Letters re: war, capture of black prisoners, fall of Vicksburg, destruction of plantations, family matters, July 1863. Photocopy, typescript. 10 items.
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Campti and Alexandria, LA. Letters re: family matters, camp conditions, Aug. 1863. Photocopy, typescript. 3 items.
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Near Evergreen, Washington, Cheneyville, LA. Letters re: war, family matters, camp conditions, Oct. 1863. Photocopy, typescript. 5 items.
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Cheneyville, Atchafalaya Bayou, LA. Letters re: family matters, health [epilepsy], war, Nov.-Dec. 1863. Photocopy, typescript. 6 items.
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Cheneyville, Atchafalaya Bayou, LA. Letters re: family matters, health [epilepsy], war, Nov.-Dec. 1863. Photocopy, typescript. 6 items.
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"The Symbolism of Light" by Valcour de Valair [descendant of Voigt], n.d. Printed. 1 item.