Manuscript Collection: MC035
Henry White, veteran of the Texas War of Independence, served with the Liberty Volunteers in 1835 and in 1836 with Captain John Bird. Born circa 1846, Samuel White and Rufus K. Macomb attended Houston Academy in 1859 and later served in the Army of the Confederacy. During 1863 and 1864 White and Macomb were stationed in Galveston.
Correspondence, receipts, military papers, a broadside, and a circular briefly document the military service of Henry White (1835-1836), the school and military careers of Samuel White and Rufus K. Macomb (1859-1865), and life in Harris County, Texas, during the Civil War. An honorable discharge from the Liberty Volunteers signed by Andrew Briscoe and Stephen F. Austin (1835) and a permit signed by Captain John Bird (1836) instructing White to return to San Jacinto and stand in readiness to march concern Henry White's military service. A transcript of nineteen letters and one letter fragment written by Addie J. Simms to Rufus K. Macomb (1863-1864) records marriages, illnesses, births, deaths, and the effect of the Civil War on everyday occurrences in Gentry Station, Harris County. Two receipts from Houston Academy (1859) for Samuel White and Macomb and an honorable discharge from the Confederate Army (1865) for Samuel White deal with school and military careers. A broadside (circa 1861) addressed "To the Citizens of Harris County" appeals for donations of warm clothing for Confederate soldiers. A single issue of the Commercial Bulletin Letter-Sheet, Galveston, Texas, records wholesale prices in September 1867.
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[Identification of Item], Macomb-White Papers, MC035, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Lydia Macomb, 1960.
Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2001.