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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1811-1858

1860-1864

1864

1865

1866-1959

No date

Oversize: Song, 1912

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Kuntz Louisiana Civil War Collection, 1811-1959, bulk 1861-1865



Descriptive Summary

Title: Kuntz Louisiana Civil War collection,
Date: 1811-1959
Abstract: Correspondence, military documents, posters, receipts, and clippings chiefly relating to the Civil War in New Orleans and Louisiana. Includes bills of sale and lists of slaves, correspondence to Thomas Overton Moore, governor of Louisiana, and from Jefferson Davis.
Identification: MS 256
Extent: 1.25 cubic feet
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Scope and Contents

The Kuntz Louisiana Civil War Collection consists of receipts, posters, newspaper clippings, military documents and correspondence arranged chronologically from 1811 to 1959. The earliest are bills of sale and lists of slaves. Most of the material deals with affairs in Louisiana, especially the New Orleans area, and many of the letters are to Thomas Overton Moore (1805- 1876) who was governor of Louisiana during the Civil War. The majority of the receipts are written to him for goods and money received by the Confederate government from the state of Louisiana. A pardon for Governor Moore from President Andrew Johnson is also included.

Of special interest are four letters from President Jefferson Davis. Two are to Thomas Moore, with the others to F.P. Blair and General Marcus J. Wright. The remainder of the letters deal mainly with war-related activities and discuss the movement of troops, availability of goods, and financial matters.

A group of newspaper clippings from the New Orleans Times-Picayune pertains to the descendants of Jefferson Davis and other Confederate heroes.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Kuntz Louisiana Civil War Collection must be obtained from Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876--Correspondence.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Correspondence.
Subjects (Organizations)
Louisiana. Governor (1860-1862 : Moore)
Subjects
Slaves--Southern States.
Governors--Louisiana.
New Orleans (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Southern States--Slavery.
Formats
Correspondence
Military records
Posters
Receipts
Clippings

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Administrative Information

Preferred citation

Kuntz Louisiana Civil War Collection, MS 256, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased from Civil War collector Felix H. Kuntz in 1967.

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Detailed description of the collection

 

1811-1858

Box Folder
1 1 Bill of sale of woman and child from William R. Warwick to Joseph Dunbar, Sept. 10, 1811
2 Deposition by John St. Avis to send slave Isabella back to New Orleans from France, May 10, 1817
3 Inventory of slaves of Henry J. Thibodaux, Nov. 24, 1827
4 Bill of sale for "a negro named George," 1847
5 Sale of slave from Mexican Gulf RWC to Alexander Gordon, Jan. 11, 1847
6 Authorization of Frederic Buissac to buy slave for J.A. Guinard, Jr., June 30, 1849
7 Succession of Mrs. Brigitte Bellanger, deceased widow of Henry S. Thibodaux, May 2, 1850
8 [Copy] Adminstrators sale, L. Banas to H.M. Thibodaux, H.C. Thibodaux, and B. G. Thibodaux, June 17, 1850
9 Bill of sale of slave-boy Dick to R.E. Dawson by Laura and A. Fosster Axson, Jan. 12, 1857
10 Copy of mortgage by Mrs. Thibodaux to firm of [Bellory Noblom], Oct. 1, 1858

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1860-1864

Box Folder
1 11 B.F. Hayes to J.M. Wells, Feb. 27, 1860
12 J.M. Wells to B.F. Hayes, March 7, 1860
13 William F. Reese to Thomas O. Moore, March 20, 1860
14 James A. Moore to "dear cousin Tom" [Gov. Moore], May 1, 1860
15 A. Mittenberger to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, June 23, 1860
16 A. Mittenberger to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, July 28, 1860
17 Receipt of G.M. Long for balance due for brick to wall-in grave of Gen. Walkin, Nov. 3, 1860
18 W.J. McCullock to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Nov. 17, 1860
19 R.W. McMillan to Gov. Thomas Moore re: cotton on Cote Blanche Island, Jan. 17, 1861
20 James M. Searly to Thomas O. Moore, Jan. 28, 1861
21 Telegram to Gov. Thomas O. Moore from B. Bragg, Feb. 25, 1861
22 E.M. Wells to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, March 6, 1861
23 [copy of] Letter to Mrs. Fowler, March 14, 1861
24 G.W.R. Bayley to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, April 14, 1861
25 Resolution from office of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad Company, April 20, 1861
26 Expenditures for war purposes, May 1861-Nov. 1862
27 Receipt of Benthuysen, Lewis & Co. to Gov. Moore, May 1, 1861
28 B. Bragg to "my dear Governor" [Moore], May 2, 1861
29 B. Bragg to "my dear Governor," May 7, 1861
30 B. Bragg to "my dear Governor," July 25, 1861
31 B. Bragg to "dear Governor," Aug. 2, 1961
32 B. Bragg to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, "confidential," Aug. 13, 1861
33 B. Bragg to "my dear Governor," Sept. 5, 1861
34 B. Bragg to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Oct. 12, 1861
35 B. Bragg to J.P. Benjamin, Acting Secretary of War, Oct. 30, 1861
36 B. Bragg to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Oct. 31, 1861
37 B. Bragg to "dear Governor," Nov. 14, 1861
38 Towson Ellis to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Nov. 18, 1861
39 A. Mittenberger to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Jan. 14, 1862
40 Return of the Ninth Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers, US Army, Feb. 1862
41 E.M. Wells to "dear Sir," Feb. 13, 1862
42 Return of the 12th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers, Army of the United States, March 1862
43 Receipt from State Treasurer to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, April 1862
44 No. 3820-Office of the Treasurer of the Confederate States of America, receipt of war tax, May 8, 1862
45 A.G. Hall to James P. Hall, July 19, 1862
46 Gov. Thomas O. Moore to Pres. Jefferson Davis, July 23, 1862
47 Col. W.R. Boggs to Thomas O. Moore, July 29, 1862
48 Alfred G. Hall to Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War [copy], Aug. 15, 1862
49 Receipt from Dr. Gordon, Aug. 1862
50 Special Order No. 368-Appointment of Courtmartial, Sept. 11, 1862
51 Gov. Thomas O. Moore to Pres. Jefferson Davis, Sept. 12, 1862
52 Permission to Lieut. Hall by order of N.A.M. Dudley, Sept. 25, 1862
53 Jefferson Davis to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Sept. 29, 1862
54 Commission of A.G. Hall to Lieut. Colonel, Oct. 6, 1862
55 Statement of amount used from the military fund, Dec. 1, 1862
56 Order No. 649-Auditor's Office, Dec. 16, 1862
57 Order No. 650-Auditor's Office, Dec. 16, 1862
58 Order No. 651-Auditor's Office, Dec. 16, 1862
59 Order No. 652-Auditor's Office, Dec. 16, 1862
60 Order No. 653-Auditor's Office, Dec. 16, 1862
61 Order No. 654-Auditor's Office, Dec. 16, 1862
62 Order No. 655-Auditor's Office, Dec. 16, 1862
63 Order No. 649-Treasury Dept., Dec. 16, 1862
64 Order No. 650-Treasury Dept., receipt of Thomas O. Moore, Dec. 16, 1862
65 Order No. 651-Treasury Dept., receipt of Thomas O. Moore, Dec. 16, 1862
66 Order No. 652-Treasury Dept., receipt of Thomas O. Moore, Dec. 16, 1862
67 Order No. 653-Treasury Dept., receipt of Thomas O. Moore, Dec. 16, 1862
68 Order No. 654-Treasury Dept., receipt of Thomas O. Moore, Dec. 16, 1862
69 Order No. 658-Treasury Dept., receipt of Thomas O. Moore, Dec. 16, 1862
70 Warrant No. 690 signed by H. [Peralten], Dec. 16, 1862
71 Warrant No. 691 signed by H. [Peralten], Dec. 16, 1862
72 Statement of H.M. Hyams, Lt. Gov. of Louisiana, Dec. 20, 1862
73 Examination of war expenditures, Jan. 3, 1863
74 Receipt from T.R. Heard to Gov. Thomas Moore, April 23, 1863
75 Proclamation from Brig. Gen. W.H. Emory re: plunder, Apr. 27, 1863
76 John Garvin to "dear Sir," June 6, 1863
77 Alfred G. Hall to "dear brother James," June 8, 1863
78 Receipt for Thomas Moore for beeves, June 23, 1863
79 Report of committee to examine accounts of Governor and Quarter Master General of the State, June 1863
80 The Port Hudson Freemen, Vol. 1, No. 1, July 14, 1863
81 Harlow J. Phelps to Thomas O. Moore, July 20, 1863
82 A.H. Isaacson to Gov. T.O. Moore, July 21, 1863
83 Affidavit of J.C. Younger re: property of Gov. T.O. Moore furnished to Confederate government, July 25, 1863
84 Affidavit of J.C. Younger re: property of Gov. T.O. Moore furnished to the Confederate government, July 25, 1863
85 Affidavit of J.G. Bledsoe re: property of Gov. T.O. Moore furnished to the Confederate government, July 25, 1863
86 "An Abolition Traitor," Aug. 29, 1863
87 Receipt of Thomas O. Moore from J.B. Ford for corn, Sept. 25, 1863
88 Special orders-Leave of absence for Alfred G. Hall, Nov. 13, 1863
89 Special orders No. 167-Lt. Col. A.G. Hall to replace Maj. M. Morgan, Nov. 27, 1863
Box Folder
2 1 Message to the Congress of Louisiana from Gov. Henry W. Allen, Jan. 26, 1864
2 Receipt for potatoes received from T.O. Moore, Feb. 24, 1864
3 Circular No. 10-War Dept., Provost Marshal General's Office, March 22, 1864
4 Special Orders No. 215-Officers of 74th US Colored Infantry, April 12, 1864
5 Jefferson Davis to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, April 12, 1864
6 Phelps & Co. to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, April 18, 1864
7 S.A. Walmsley to Thomas O. Moore, May 23, 1864
8 Special Orders to Peter de laFopse and letter from de laFopse to Thomas O. Moore, May 31, 1864/June 5, 1864
9 Alfred G. Hall to Major John Levening, June 10, 1864
10 W. D. [Causey] to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, [June 25, 1864]
11 Receipt for taxes from Thomas Moore, June 29, 1864
12 Receipt for taxes paid by Thomas O. Moore, June 30, 1864
13 Receipt for cattle from Thomas O. Moore, June 30, 1864
14 George S. Sawyer to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, June 30, 1864
15 Orders for corn given by W. Waters, July 1, 1864
16 Memo to Phelps from Thomas O. Moore, July 1, 1864
17 Receipt for Gov. Thomas Moore from G. [Levy], Jr., July 1, 1864
18 George Sweeney to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, July 4, 1864
19 J.W. Moore to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, July 12,
20 P. de la Fopse to Thomas O. Moore, July 29, 1864
21 Order for corn from W. Waters, July 29, 1864
22 Receipt for sugar from Sam van Billten, Aug. 8, 1864
23 Tom Brothers to "dear Uncle," Aug. 18, 1864
24 John C. [Rohte] to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Aug. 20, 1864
25 Paul de la Fopse to Thomas O. Moore, Aug. 21, 1864

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1864

Box Folder
2 26 Memo from Robert Montgomery, Aug. 23, 1864
27 Orders from [P.G. Hume], Aug. 24, 1864
28 Receipt from Robert Montgomery to Gov. Thomas Moore, Aug. 25, 1864
29 Col. George Williamson to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Aug. 31, 1864
30 Circular No. 31-War Dept., Provost Marshal General's Office, Aug. 31, 1864
31 Alfred G. Hall to Captain F. [Spend], Sept. 6, 1864
32 J.G. Battle to Thomas O. Moore, Sept. 10, 1864
33 J.G. Battle to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Sept. 19, 1864
34 Receipt from Julius Levin to Thomas O. Moore, Sept. 21, 1864
35 Orders for Thomas O. Moore from Kirby Smith, Sept. 22, 1864
36 J.A. Smith to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Sept. 29, 1864
37 Receipt for tobacco from Thomas Moore, Oct. 11, 1864
38 Receipt for hay from Thomas Moore, Oct. 14, 1864
39 Receipt for corn and potatoes from Thomas O. Moore, Oct. 15, 1864
40 Affidavit of Thomas O. Moore, Oct. 19, 1864
41 Receipt for taxes from Thomas Moore, Nov. 23, 1864
42 Receipt for Confederate taxes, Nov. 23, 1864

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1865

Box Folder
2 43 Gov. Thomas O. Moore to Gen. [Gainot?], Jan. 11, 1865
44 Gov. Thomas O. Moore to E.K. Smith, Jan. 11, 1865
45 Jefferson Davis to F.P. Blair, Esq., Jan. 12, 1865
46 J.S. West to Gov. T.O. Moore, Jan. 13, 1865
47 Special Orders No. 172-Leave of absence for Alfred G. Hall, May 29, 1865
48 Farewell address of Gov. Henry Watkins Allen of Louisiana, June 1, 1865
49 Copy of letter to Col. Mitchell about Mr. Reese, June 3, 1865
50 Telegram to A.G. Hall from Gen. Sherman, July 29, 1865
51 Application for amnesty and pardon of John Martin, Aug. 3, 1865
52 Application for amnesty and pardon of B. Sones, Aug. 3, 1865
53 Application for amnesty and pardon of Lawrence Fayard, Aug. 3, 1865
54 Application for amnesty and pardon of Peter Fayard, Aug. 3, 1865
55 Application for amnesty and pardon of James Johnston, Aug. 3, 1865
56 Gov. William Hyams to "my dear Sir," Sept. 10, 1865
57 Oath of Allegiance signed by Thomas O. Moore before Thomas Savage, Vice Consul General, Sept. 12, 1865
58 Application for amnesty and pardon of J.C. Monet, Sept. 28, 1865
59 Telegram to "Cmmdg Officer" from Maj. Gen. Sherman, Oct. 12, 1865
60 Special Orders No. 292-Relieving A.G. Hall of command of Ft. Pike, LA, Oct. 12, 1865
61 Inspector General's Office to Lieut. Col. Hall, Oct. 19, 1865
62 Oath of Allegiance signed by Thomas O. Moore before Thomas Savage, Vice Consul General, Nov. 6, 1865
63 President Andrew Johnson to Thomas O. Moore, Nov. 18, 1865
64 Assistant Quartermaster W. B. Armstrong to S.M. Wells re: property of T.O. Moore, Nov. 30, 1865
65 Quarterly return of ordnance and ordnance stores, Ft. Pike, LA, Dec. 31, 1865
66 Application for amnesty and pardon of [ ], 1865

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1866-1959

Box Folder
2 67 Judge T.C. Manning to Gov. T.O. Moore, March 1, 1866
68 Hanahar Lenard to Thomas Moore, April 14, 1866
69 J.S. Copes to Thomas O. Moore, June 27, 1866
70 Pardon of Thomas O. Moore from President Andrew Johnson, Jan. 15, 1867
71 Special Order No. 22 from Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Feb. 14, 1867
72 Thomas C. Manning to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, April 8, 1873
73 Thomas C. Manning to Thomas O. Moore, Feb. 27, 1874
74 Thomas O. Moore to Judge [Thomas C. Manning], March 3, 1874
75 Jefferson Davis to General Marcus J. Wright, Oct, 15, 1880
76 Portrait of Mrs. Jefferson Davis, 1903
77 The Times-Picayune, April 13, 1941
78 New Orleans States:"Dedication of Jefferson Davis Memorial is Planned," June 1, 1941
79 New Orleans States, Sept. 10, 1945
80 The Times-Picayune, April 20, 1946
81 Letter to Editor of Times-Picayune from J. H. Blache, June 3, 1947
82 The Times-Picayune magazine, Oct. 3, 1948
83 The Times-Picayune, April 10, 1952
84 The Times-Picayune, May 30, 1952
85 New Orleans Item, Sept. 23, 1954
86 The Times-Picayune, Aug. 5, 1959
87 The Times-Picayune, Aug. 17, 1959

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No date

Box Folder
2 88 Envelope to Thos. O. Moore, n.d.
89 List of slaves, n.d.
90 Memorandum of bonds, n.d.
91 Poem, "Our Opinion," n.d.
92 Lumber bill for servants house, n.d.
93 Memo of corn bought on Red River, n.d.
94 Envelope, "Settlement with State Treasurer…" n.d.
95 Regular Democratic ticket, n.d.
96 B. Bragg to Mr. Adams and Mr. Hebert, n.d.
97 E.W. Wells to [?], n.d.
98 A.B. Hailey to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, n.d.
99 Song, "Our First President," by P. Rivinac, n.d.
100 "Lincoln Auction Brings High Bids," n.d.
101 "Dr. Rosenbach Buys Ben Franklin Letters," n.d.
102 The Times-Picayune, n.d.
103 The Times-Picayune,"Hood of the Confederacy," n.d.
104 "Joel Addison Hayes Paid Last Tribute," n.d.
105 "Sarah Taylor Davis," n.d.
106 "Up and Down the Street," n.d.
107 "They Built the South," n.d.
Box
3 Photocopies

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Box
3 Oversize: Song, "Beauvoir," 1912

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