Baylor University, the Texas Collection

Nathan B. Holder Papers, Inclusive: 1863-1864, Bulk: 1863



Papers Summary

Creator Holder, Nathan B.
Title Nathan B. Holder Papers
Dates: Inclusive: 1863-1864, Bulk: 1863
Abstract The Nathan B. Holder Papers consist of letters Holder wrote home during the American Civil War, plus muster rolls during his imprisonment in 1864.
Language of the Material English
Repository Baylor University, The Texas Collection

Biography/Profile

The Nathan B. Holder Papers contain correspondence and literary productions about Holder’s service in the Texas Militia and the Confederate army during the American Civil War.

Nathan B. Holder was born in 1823 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. At some point he came to Texas and married, since he sent his letters to his wife Martha during the war. The couple had an unknown number of children at the time of the Civil War. He enlisted in the 7th Texas Infantry Regiment, Texas Militia, but was captured in November 1863 in Louisiana. He was exchanged and furloughed home, but enlisted again in Company C, 7th Texas Cavalry, part of Bagby’s Brigade, Thomas Green’s Division. Holder probably participated in the Red River Campaign in 1864, but was captured again at Cross Bayou, Louisiana, in 1864 August. This time he was taken to Elmira prison in New York, where he died on 1865 March 1.

While hard to read due to photocopying, the letters provide valuable information about the Trans-Mississippi area of the Civil War, and an eyewitness account of army life.


Scope and Content

The Nathan B. Holder Papers were acquired in one gift from Mrs. Roy Holder at an unknown time, but noted as being here in 1970.

The collection begins in 1863 with correspondence from Nathan to his wife Martha. These letters continue through 1864. The literary series contains muster rolls from Nathan’s second imprisonment at Elmira, New York.


Arrangement

The Nathan B. Holder Papers are arranged in 2 series: I. Correspondence, and II. Literary Productions.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

All requests for copying of materials must be submitted to The Texas Collection in writing. Please use the Request Form for Copying Materials sheet. Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator (s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Physical Description

General condition: Excellent.


Index Terms

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Related Resources

Related references

Braddy, Scott D. “Nathan B. Holder.” Accessed 2011 August 17.
The American Civil War Research Database. “Soldier Data: N.B. Holder.” Accessed 2011 August 17.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nathan B. Holder Papers, Accession #193, Box #, Folder #, The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

Acquisition Information

Accession No. 193. Acquired 1970-10-07

Processing Information

Described by Paul T. Fisher. Released on 2013-06-17.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence 1863-1964

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Excellent.
Biography/Profile
Series includes Nathan B. Holder’s letters home while he served in the Texas Militia and the Confederate army during the American Civil War. The series is in excellent condition.
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 193. Acquired 1970-10-07
box folder
1 1 Correspondence 1863 February-October 10
2 Correspondence 1863 October 21-November
3 Correspondence 1864 March-May 17
4 Correspondence 1864 May 22-August 9



Literary Productions 1864

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Good.
Biography/Profile
Series includes muster rolls of John Nathaniel Henderson in prison during the American Civil War. The series is in average to excellent condition.
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 193. Acquired 1970-10-07
box folder
1 5 Muster Rolls 1864