Civil War Collection, 1860-1972 | East Texas Research Center

By Natasha McClanahan, 1994

Collection Overview

Title: Civil War Collection, 1860-1972Add to your cart.

ID: A/166

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1931. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Most of the items in this collection of correspondence, newspaper articles, rosters, orders, war tax receipts, and other papers and documents relating to the Civil War pertain to the Confederacy. There are originals, typed transcriptions, and photocopies in the collection.

Collection Historical Note

This collection was formed by combining items obtained from a variety of sources. The Civil War was fought between Northern and Southern states from 1861 to 1865.

Subject/Index Terms

Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Accruals: 1963-1964, 1968, 1972

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],

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a. Roster of 86 soldiers who served with Co. H, 4th Reg., Texas Cavalry, of Nacogdoches County. Includes information on discharge, death or desertion, ca. 1886.

b. Article, The Redland Herald, "Company A, 17th Texas Cavalry," of Nacogdoches County, by W. P. Fears, ca. 1930. Typed transcription. Named in the article are: Sib(Sebron) Noble, Henry Curl, W. M. Burrows, Hickory Blackwell, George F. Moore, James R. Taylor, H. C. Hancock, John Birdwell, James Gunning, W. P. Fears, T. J. Rusk, James Haltom, General Polignac, General Walker, and General Green.

c. Article, The Redland Herald, "Flat Woods," by Miss Addie Birdwell, re her father's service in Co. A, 17th Texas Cavalry, ca. 1930. Typed transcription. Named in the article are: W.P. Fears, Jack Murphy, George Weaver, Billy Birdwell, Lon Cartwright, and John Birdwell.

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a. Roster of soldiers from Angelina County, by Dr. Gail Medford, ca. 1968. Typescript.

b. List of 13 Confederate Veterans from Angelina County, ca. 1960. Handwritten.

c. Roster of Captain Brown's Company, Angelina County, ca. October 1968. Typescript.

d. Roster, Company D, 7th Texas Cavalry, Angelina County, ca. October, 1968. Typescript.

e. Article, The Daily Sentinel, re: Company D, 7th Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers, "The Angelina Troop." May 10, 1972.

f. Article, The Galveston Tri-Weekly, re: Angelina County Captain Rhodes passing through San Augustine to join the Planter's Life Guard Regiment in New Orleans, Saturday, 1862. Typed transcription.

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a. Letter, W. S. Herndin, Velasco [Tex.] to J. T. Garnett [Smith County] December 9, 1862. Original and photocopy.

b. Letter, J. Bates, Lt. Col. Commanding Bates Battalion, Velasco, Texas, "To all whom it may concern," granting furlough to J. T. Garnett [Smith County] December 9, 1862. Original and photocopy.

c. Letter, Helen, Crockett, Texas, to "My Dearest Husband," September 13, 1864. Photocopy and typed transcription.

d. Letter, Bayou Rapids, to "My Own Helen," June 19, 1864. Photocopy and typed transcription.

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a. Letter, J. S. Griffith, Bouy [Bowie] County, Texas, to brother and Nancy Griffith, October 2, 1862.

b. Letter, A. S. Wallace, Arcadelphia [sic], Arkansas, to Sarah H. Wallace, September 2, 1862. Original (with handwritten transcription and some genealogical information).

c. Letter, W. F. Mills, Camp Near Mansfield, Louisiana, to "Father and Mother," April 12, 1864. Typed transcription. (Letter appeared in the San Augustine Tribune, Historical Edition, Thursday, December 5, 1935).

Folder 5: Letter, B. Fuller, In charge of Inspection Office, to F. B. Sexton, House of Reps. re: Nacogdoches mail route, October 8, 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 6: H. J. Campbell, discharge certificate from the Army of the Confederate States, May 25, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Special order, Head-Quarters Conscript Service, Austin, declaring employees of Sawyer, Risher & Hail and J. C. Bradfield, mail contractors, exempt from Conscript Act, August 1, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Confederate tax receipts, 1861, 1862, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Confederate soldier's song, "Run Yank or Die." Found among papers of J. E. Harling of Belton, Texas, who was a Confederate soldier, ca. 1864Add to your cart.
Original, transcription, and a photocopy [image]
Folder 10: Original and typed transcription. Speech, "The Southern Youth"Add to your cart.
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a. General Order No. 132, U. S. Commanding officer, San Antonio, Texas, to Officers and soldiers of the 1st Brigade, September 4, 1865. [image]

b. Address to U. S. Non-commissioned Officers and Privates, ca. 1863.

Folder 12: Diary of First Sergeant H. N. Connor, ca. 1861-64Add to your cart.
Transcript edited by W. T. Block. Includes copy of Conner's discharge from the Army of Confederate States


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