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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Military orders, 1903-1920, 1922-1923, 1942-1943 (bulk 1906-1911),

Correspondence, 1906-1907, 1911-1916, 1920-1928, undated,

Printed matter, 1903-1924, 1939, 1950, undated,

Records of personnel, 1903-1928, undated,

Records of property, 1901-1931, undated (bulk 1903-1916),

Records of payments for services, 1903-1928, undated (bulk 1903-1911),

Calendar of riot duties, 1903-1908,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Adjutant General's Department:

An Inventory of Texas National Guard Records at the Texas State Archives, 1902-1931, 1939, 1941-1945, 1950, undated (bulk 1903-1911)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Adjutant General's Dept.
Title: Texas National Guard records
Dates: 1902-1931, 1939, 1941-1945, 1950, undated
Dates: (bulk 1903-1911)
Abstract: These records consist of military orders, correspondence, printed matter, records of personnel, records of property, records of payments for services, and a calendar of riot duties. They comprise records of the Texas National Guard, 1902-1931, 1939, 1941-1945, 1950, and undated (bulk 1903-1911).
Quantity: 39.47 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Volunteer Guard was reorganized by the 28th Legislature, Regular Session, on April 1, 1903, as the Texas National Guard. All able-bodied citizens between the ages of 18 and 45 were liable to militia service. The state militia was divided into two classes: a Reserve Militia composed of all persons liable to militia duty; and the Texas National Guard composed of volunteers accepted as such by the commander-in-chief. The Governor of Texas would serve as commander-in-chief until such time that the National Guard was called into the service of the United States. The National Guard could be called "to execute the laws, to suppress insurrections, repel invasions, and protect the frontier from hostile incursions by Indians or other predatory bands." In peacetime, the Texas National Guard was not to exceed 5,000 officers and enlisted men. As of 1987, "the Texas National Guard may not exceed 37,000 officers and enlisted persons except in case of war, insurrection, invasion or the prevention of invasion, the suppression of riot, or the aiding of civil authorities to execute state law."

The Governor (commander-in-chief), with advice and consent of the Senate, appoints an Adjutant General with the rank of brigadier-general, plus all other officers of the Texas National Guard. The commander-in-chief also originally appointed a Quartermaster General, who would also be Chief of Ordnance. (The current law calls for the appointment of Assistant Adjutants General.)

On August 5, 1917, the Texas National Guard was drafted into federal service, forming the 36th Division, which was to be mobilized during World War II as well.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

These records consist of military orders, correspondence, printed matter, records of personnel, records of property, records of payments for services, and a calendar of riot duties. They comprise records of the Texas National Guard, 1902-1931, 1939, 1941-1945, 1950, and undated (bulk 1903-1911).

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into seven series:
Military orders, 1903-1920, 1922-1923, 1942-1943 (bulk 1906-1911), 2.38 cubic ft.
Correspondence, 1906-1907, 1911-1916, 1920-1928, undated, 0.94 cubic ft.
Printed matter, 1903-1924, 1939, 1950, undated, 0.71 cubic ft.
Records of personnel, 1903-1928, undated, 12.22 cubic ft. (12 subseries)
Records of property, 1903-1931 (bulk 1903-1916), 17.92 cubic ft. (2 subseries)
Records of payments for services, 1903-1928, undated (bulk 1903-1911), 5.23 cubic ft.
Calendar of riot duties, 1903-1908, fractional.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Texas National Guard Officer's exams and Medical officer's exams may be restricted under the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.122, "Exception: Test Items"). A request to see records in either of these two series will require that the State Archives seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. Such a request should be in writing.

Restrictions on Use

Letterpress books are extremely fragile; pages are tissue-thin and bindings are either broken already or ready to break. Therefore they may not be photocopied, and must be treated with great care.

The large volume of General Orders is also very fragile. Therefore it may not be photocopied, and must be treated with great care.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. National Guard.
Texas. National Guard--Personnel records.
Texas. National Guard--Supplies and stores.
Texas. National Guard--Guard duty.
Texas. National Guard--Pay, allowances, etc.
Texas. National Guard--Ordnance and ordnance stores.
Subjects:
Military training camps--Texas.
Quartermasters--Texas.
Guard duty--Texas.
Places:
Texas--History--1846-1950.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Military records--1903-1950.
Orders (military records)--Texas--1903-1950.
Returns (military reports)--Texas--Military records--1903-1950.
Reports--Texas--Military records--1903-1950.
Financial records--Texas--Military records--1903-1950.
Rosters--Texas--Military records--1903-1950.
Functions:
Protecting state.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
In addition to the records listed, portions of many 20th century governors' records concern the Texas National Guard and related matters.
Frank S. Tillman Collection, 1915-1920, [ca. 1917-1919], 1922, [ca. 1925], 1928, 1930, 1933-1936, 1939, undated, 0.94 cubic ft.
Manuscript collection: Records of Adjutant General, 1929, 1931 (concerning martial law and the oil production industry) [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-23/843.]
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Departmental correspondence, 1846-1943 (bulk 1861-1933), 121.62 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Military rolls, Texas National Guard military rolls, 1902-1913, 1915, 1917, 1935, undated, 9.21 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Service records, Texas National Guard service records, 1901-[ca. 1929] (bulk 1903-1911), 58.75 cubic ft. [restricted]
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Texas Volunteer Guard records, 1874-1904, undated, 19.34 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Texas Volunteers (Spanish-American War) records, 1898-1904 (bulk 1898-1901), 3.97 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Texas State Guard/Texas Defense Guard/Texas State Guard Reserve Corps records, 1938-1983, undated, 83.72 cubic ft.
Texas Adjutant General's Department, Ranger records, 1839-1975, undated (bulk 1854-1918), 40.94 cubic ft.
36th Division Association Papers, 1857-1964 and [19--], 13 ft., 2 in.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1933/001

The majority of these records (at least those between 1903 and 1911) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. Accession records are too incomplete to determine when the remainder were transferred.

Processing Information

Tony Black, July 1987, May 1988

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Military orders, 1903-1920, 1922-1923, 1942-1943 (bulk 1906-1911),
2.38 cubic ft.

These records consist of military orders for the Texas National Guard, dating 1903-1920, 1922-1923, 1942-1943 (bulk 1906-1911). They include printed and typescript general orders and circulars, plus a handful of special orders, issued mainly by the War Department in Washington, D.C., but also by several subsidiary federal headquarters, and by the Adjutant General of the State of Texas. There are separately-bound indexes for War Department general orders and circulars for the years 1908 and 1909.
In addition, there are three volumes containing pasted-down general orders and circulars issued by the War Department between January 1906 and December 1910. Those for 1906 and 1907, plus part of 1908, are not duplicated among the loose orders.
Finally, one enormous, fragile volume contains General Orders from June 24, 1870 through January 8, 1912. The entire range of military organizations for this time period is represented: State Police, State Guard, Reserve Militia, Frontier Forces, Frontier Battalion, Ranger Force, Texas Volunteer Guard, and Texas National Guard. For the time period 1903-1912, military orders concerning the Ranger Force are included, along with those concerning the Texas National Guard.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by issuing office, then by type of order, and chronological therein.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Military orders, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1933/001
The majority of these records (at least those between 1903 and 1911) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. Accession records are too incomplete to determine when the remainder were transferred.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
The large volume of General Orders is very fragile. Therefore it may not be photocopied, and must be treated with great care.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1987
War Department
box folder
401-895 17. General Orders, 1903
18-19. General Orders, 1908
20-29. General Orders, 1909
box folder
401-896 1-9. General Orders, 1910
10. General Orders, 1916-1917
11. Circulars, 1903, 1905
12-13. Circulars, 1908
14-17. Circulars, 1909
18-21. Circulars, 1910
22. Circulars, 1913-1914, 1918-1920, 1922
23. Index to General Orders and Circulars, 1908
24. Index to General Orders and Circulars, 1909
25. Special Orders, 1911, 1913, 1916
War Department, Militia Bureau
box folder
401-897 1-3. Circular Letters, 1922
4-6. Circular Letters, 1923
Headquarters Central Division (Chicago)
box folder
401-897 7. Special Orders, 1911
Headquarters Pennsylvania National Guard
box folder
401-897 7. General Orders, 1905, 1909
Headquarters Southern Department (Fort Sam Houston)
box folder
401-897 7. Special Orders, 1913
Headquarters Department of Texas (San Antonio)
box folder
401-897 8. Circulars, 1908
8. Special Orders, 1909-1910
Headquarters Maneuver Camp (Leon Springs, Texas)
box folder
401-897 8. General Orders, 1908
Headquarters 9th U.S. Infantry (Laredo)
box folder
401-897 8. General Orders, 1914
Headquarters, Texas National Guard
box folder
401-897 9. General Orders, 1903, 1905-1907
10. General Orders, 1908
11. General Orders, 1909-1911
12. General Orders, 1913-1917, 1919
13. Circulars, 1904, 1907-1909, 1911
14. Circulars, 1913-1915, 1918
Headquarters, 1st Texas Brigade, Encampment
box folder
401-897 15. General Orders, Court Martial Orders, Circulars, August 1911
16. Field Orders, memoranda, August 1911
17-18. Special Orders, August 1911
State of Texas, Adjutant General's Department
box folder
401-897 19. General Orders, 1942-1943
folder
19. Circular Letters, 1942-1943
Training memoranda, 1943
War Department: General Orders and Circulars
volume
401-1052 January 2, 1906-December 31, 1907
volume
401-1053 January 2, 1908-December 1909
volume
401-1054 January 4, 1909-December 31, 1910
volume
401-984 General Orders, 1903-1912
[Note: Overall date span for this volume is 1870-1912, covering entire range of military organizations in Texas for this time period.]

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Correspondence, 1906-1907, 1911-1916, 1920-1928, undated,
0.94 cubic ft.

These records consist of correspondence of the Texas National Guard, dating 1906-1907, 1911-1916, 1920-1928, and undated. One group consists of letters, memos, and telegrams received and sent by the Adjutant General of Texas between 1911 and 1915, mainly regarding the encampments of those years. Specific topics of discussion include attendance, leaves of absence, sick reports, reports of maneuvers, schedules, transportation to and from, supplies, etc.
A specific set of files represents the correspondence of Captain James M. Love, 12th Infantry, Inspector-Instructor, Organized Militia of Texas (1915-1916). These include letters and memos to and from Captain Love, orders concerning him, and other items marked as his copies.
In addition, there is a register of 54 regimental letters received between January 17, 1906 and July 23, 1907, giving date of receipt of the letter, file number, name of the writer, the date and subject of the letter, and the action taken (e.g., "L[etter] S[ent] 3-February 17, 1906," or "Circular No. 1, March 8, 1906.") A separate volume is an index to this register.
There are four small "correspondence books," or registers with indexes: one for Company B, 144th Infantry (1922-1928), one for the 56th Machine Gun Squadron (1924), and two that are unidentified.
Finally, of unusual interest is a group of letters consisting of copies of personal correspondence produced by John A. McKee, Chief Clerk, Finance Branch, Property and Disbursing Office at Camp Mabry (1920-1923). In addition to letters to various relatives, this correspondence reflects Mr. McKee's activities as Financier of the Austin Council of the Security Benefit Association, as Secretary of the Mary-Rebekah Lodge (Oddfellows) of Austin, and as a Methodist Sunday School Superintendent.
The researcher should be aware that additional correspondence can be found in the Departmental correspondence series of the Adjutant General Department's records.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of correspondence, and then roughly chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1933/001
The majority of these records (at least those between 1903 and 1911) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. Accession records are too incomplete to determine when the remainder were transferred.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1987, May 1988
Texas National Guard correspondence
box folder
401-897 20. January-May 1911
21. June-July 1911
22-24. August 1911
25. September-December 1911
26. January-February 1912
box folder
401-898 1-2. January-June 1913
3. July 1913
4. October-December 1913
5. April-September 1914; September 1915
More specific correspondence
box folder
401-965 1. Correspondence book, Company B, 144th Infantry, 1922-1928
2. Correspondence, 56th Machine Gun Squadron, 1924
3-4. Correspondence, unidentified
5-7. Captain James M. Love correspondence, 1915-1916
Regimental letters received
volume
401-990 Register, 1906-1907
volume
401-991 Index, 1906-1907
Personal correspondence
box folder
401-1234 1. John A. McKee, May-December 1920
2. John A. McKee, January-June 1921
3. John A. McKee, July-December 1921
4. John A. McKee, January-June 1922
5. John A. McKee, July-December 1922
6. John A. McKee, January-July 1923
7. Walter V. White, [not before 1899]

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Printed matter, 1903-1924, 1939, 1950, undated,
0.71 cubic ft.

These records consist of a wide variety of instructional and informational publications, dating 1903-1924, 1939, 1950, and undated, mostly printed by either the Army Service Schools Press in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, or the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. They range from small pamphlets to sizable training manuals. In addition, there are a number of newspaper clippings dating mainly from 1903-1917.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of publication, and then chronologically by year.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Printed matter, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1933/001
The majority of these records (at least those between 1903 and 1911) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. Accession records are too incomplete to determine when the remainder were transferred.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1987
box folder
401-898 6-9. Course in Tactics--Map Problems, 1912-1913
10. Course in Tactics--Map Problems, 1913-1914
11-12. Course in Tactics--Map Problems, 1914-1915
13. Field Manuevers, 1907
13. Field Fortification, 1914
14. Army Contracts, 1912
15. Field Service School for Medical Officers, 1914, undated
16. European Frontiers, 1909
16. Psychology of War, 1915
17. Training Regulations: Field Artillery, 1922
18. Government Printing Office publications, 1917, 1920
19. Government Printing Office publications, 1921
20. Book of forms, [ca. 1917]
21. Rifle Range Construction, 1909
box folder
401-899 1. Report of Chief, Division of Militia Affairs, 1909
2-3. National Rifle Association: Reports, 1910, 1911
4. Shooting News, 1915
5. National Guard Association, 1914, 1916
6. Legislation, 1905, 1914, 1917
7. Promotional, 1907, 1912, 1913-1920
7A. Maps, 1907, undated
8. Miscellaneous, 1914-1915, 1917
Newspaper clippings, 1903-1924, undated:
box folder
401-899 9. 1903-1904
10. 1905-1906
11. 1907
12. 1908
13-14. 1909
15. 1910-1912
16. 1913-1915
17. 1916-1917
18. 1923-1924, undated
19. Plan for use of civilian agencies to aid recruiting, 1939
20. Annual report of Adjutant General, 1950

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Records of personnel, 1903-1928, undated,
12.22 cubic ft.

These records consist of the following types of Texas National Guard records dealing primarily with personnel, dating 1903-1928, and undated: returns, morning reports and guard reports, sick reports, drill reports, inspection reports, rifle and pistol practice reports, officer's exams, medical officer's exams, officer efficiency reports, collective enlistment oaths, and a list of registrations for the El Paso Draft Board.
Organization
These records are organized into twelve subseries:
Returns, 1903, 1905-1911, 1921-1923, 0.99 cubic ft.
Morning reports and guard reports, 1903-1908, 1911, 1921, 1928, 0.86 cubic ft.
Sick reports, 1904, 1914, fractional
Drill reports, 1903-1911, 1922-1925, 0.84 cubic ft.
Inspection reports, 1903-1910, 1913, 1915, 1921-1928, undated (bulk 1903-1910), 3.42 cubic ft.
Rifle and pistol practice reports, 1903, 1905, 1907-1913, undated, 0.95 cubic ft.
Officer's exams, 1904-1911, 1918, undated, 4.4 cubic ft.
Medical officer's exams, 1904-1906, 1910-1911, 0.4 cubic ft.
Efficiency reports, 1915, fractional
Collective enlistment oaths, 1903, 1905-1906 (bulk 1905), fractional
List of registrations, local draft board, E1 Paso, 1917, fractional
Officers service cards, 1903-1917, 0.12 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1933/001
The majority of these records (at least those between 1903 and 1911) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. Accession records are too incomplete to determine when the remainder were transferred.
Restrictions on Access
Texas National Guard Officer's exams and Medical officer's exams may be restricted under the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.122, "Exception: Test Items"). A request to see records in either of these two series will require that the State Archives seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. Such a request should be in writing.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1987
Returns, 1903, 1905-1911, 1921-1923,
0.99 cubic ft.
These records consist of annual returns, field returns, semi-annual returns, and strength returns of the Texas National Guard, dating 1903, 1905-1911, and 1921-1923.
The annual returns (1903, 1906-1910) contain the following information: (for each branch or arm of service) the number of regiments, separate battalions, and companies; actual strength, authorized maximum strength, number of each rank of officers and enlisted men, station, total enlisted, aggregate (actual and authorized); general officers (name, rank, corps/department, duty for which detailed, and organizations attached); the organizations and composition of each; a record of events; a return of publications issued; and the number of males available for military duty, but unorganized.
The field returns (1909, 1911, and 1921) contain the following information: station, commanding officer, troop designation, number of regiments, number of companies, number of each rank of officers and men present and absent (within and without the department), the aggregate; how many equipped for duty, killed, wounded, and missing in action; number of horses (serviceable and unserviceable, and lost in action); the number of pieces of artillery; the officers (number, name, rank, regiment/corps, and remarks); and a record of events.
The semi-annual returns (1905-1908) contain the following information for each company represented: number of officers and men present and absent (by status, e.g., "sick"), and alterations since the last return; the absent enlisted men accounted for by name; memorandum and remarks; a record of events; the commissioned officers accounted for by name; alterations since the last return among enlisted men (by name); and official communications received during the six months.
The strength returns are monthly reports for Company B, 144th Infantry (1922), and Headquarters, 56th Machine Gun Squadron (1923). Information includes: predominant race; number of officers and enlisted men present and absent (of the organization, attached, and casuals); strength--present and absent--by rank and grade; and alterations since the last monthly return.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of return, then chronologically, and therein (if applicable) by organization.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Returns, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Annual returns
map-case folder
401-1322 1. 1903
oversize folder
401-966 1. 1906-1907
2. 1908-1910
Field returns
oversize folder
401-966 3. July 6, 1909
3. April 13 and 16, 1911
4. August 7-16, 1911
box folder
401-899 21. June 12, 1921
21. August 15, 1921
Semi-annual returns
box folder
401-899 22. 1st-2nd Infantry, 1905
23. 3rd-4th Infantry, 1905
24. Cavalry, Artillery, Separate Battalion, 1905
25. 1st Infantry, 1906
26. 2nd Infantry, 1906
27. 3rd Infantry, 1906
box folder
401-900 1. 4th Infantry, 1906
2. Cavalry, Signal Corps, 1906
3. 1st Infantry, 1907
4. 2nd Infantry, 1907
5. 3rd Infantry, 1907
6-7. 4th Infantry, 1907
8. Cavalry, Signal Corps, 1907
9. 2nd Infantry, 1908
9. 3rd Infantry, 1908
9. Separate Battalion, 1908
Strength returns
box folder
401-900 10. 1922
11. 1923
Morning reports and guard reports, 1903-1908, 1911, 1921, 1928,
0.86 cubic ft.
These records consist of morning reports and consolidated morning reports, a duty roster, and guard reports for certain units of the Texas National Guard, dating 1903-1908, 1911, 1921, and 1928.
The morning reports include one for a Camp of Instruction (August 18-26, 1903), 16 for companies of the 1st and 2nd Provisional Regiments (September, 1904), one for the 4th Infantry (December 5-13, 1905), and one for Company F, 4th Infantry (January 14, 1908). In addition, there are several consolidated morning reports (1911 and 1921): one for the Provisional Infantry Regiment at Camp Lyon near Fort Worth (April 13-16, 1911); one for Headquarters, 1st Brigade at Camp Mabry (August 7, 1911) and one for 2nd Infantry (August 8, 1911); and one for Headquarters, Camp of Instruction (August 15-24, 1921). Information on these consolidated morning reports includes date, organization, and number of each rank present and absent, for each status (e.g., "sick").
The duty roster for the 1st Brigade (August 1911) lists the field officers of the day, by name, rank, and regiment.
The guard reports for the Military Tournament at Camp Lyon (April 11-14, 1911) give a list of the guard by rank (last name, company, and regiment), plus a breakdown of the guard for each of three reliefs, and where posted; no prisoners are listed. The guard reports for the 56th Machine Gun Squadron (July and August, 1928) add to the previous information summaries of prisoners and detailed remarks. There is also a blank booklet for guard reports.
Finally, there is a volume that includes consolidated morning reports for the 1st [Provisional] Regiment of Infantry, 1903-1907.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of report, and therein chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Morning reports and guard reports, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
map-case folder
401-1322 1. Morning reports, 1903, 1905
oversize folder
401-1268 1-16. Morning reports, 1904
box folder
401-900 12. Morning reports, 1908
13. Consolidated morning reports, 1911
14. Consolidated morning reports, 1921
15. Duty roster, 1911
folder
15. Guard reports, 1911
box folder
401-900 16. Guard reports, 1928
17. Blank book
volume
401-992 Consolidated morning reports, 1903-1907
Sick reports, 1904, 1914,
fractional
These records consist of three booklets containing daily sick reports for September, 1904, for Companies D and F, 1st Provisional Infantry, and for Company F, 2nd Provisional Infantry. Information includes: name of patient, rank, date when taken sick, whether in the line of duty, number of times sick during the year, and number of days on sick report during the year; this data is followed by surgeon's remarks (limited to the following: whether in the line of duty, whether in quarters or in hospital, of what duty capable, and date the patient returned to duty).
In addition, for the regimental infirmary at Texas City (August 17-27, 1914), there are daily field reports of sanitary personnel and transportation, daily field reports of patients (which tally the types of cases remaining under treatment), and a report of the sick and wounded (which includes the companies and towns represented, the numbers of admissions and completed cases, and a check list--by name--of all entries on the register cards of patients).
Arrangement
These records are arranged by company, and then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Sick reports, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box folder
401-900 18-20. Daily sick reports, 1904
21. Daily field reports of patients and personnel, 1914
Drill reports, 1903-1911, 1922-1925,
0.84 cubic ft.
These records consist of various forms that report on drills of individual companies, dating 1903-1911 and 1922-1925.
The Return of company and drill report (1903-1904) provides the following information for a six-month period: a record of strength (by rank) and the names and reasons for losses and gains; the dates of drills, number of officers and men present and absent, the type of drill, and remarks.
The Report of drills and record of attendance (1905-1910) gives the following information for a six-month period: number, date, number of officers and men present and absent (with and without leave), and the character of the drill; the number and average strength present of drills at the home station, practice marches, and target practice; the date, number of days, and average strength at camps of instruction and inspections (state and federal).
The Report of drills, target practice, and field instruction (1903-1911), an annual summary, provides the following: regiment and company/troop/battery; numbers of, and average strength present, for practice marches, camp of instruction, rendezvous target practice, and rendezvous drill; date inspected by state and by federal inspector; and remarks. These reports, usually oversized, are often composed of two sheets.
The Report of a prescribed drill or equivalent military duty (1922-1924), for Company B, 144th Infantry (Mineola), and for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 56th Machine Gun Squadron (Houston), gives a daily report including the following data: date, duration in hours, company, character of the drill, number of officers and enlisted men present at formation, attending service schools, and absent with and without leave. Reports for the former company are loose, and those for the latter squadron still in booklet form.
The Armory drill attendance records (1922-1924) gives (in booklet form) the following information for each individual in Captain Oscar P. McCary's company: name, rank, date enlistment expires, date of enlistment or rank of officer, date of federal recognition (for officers) or date of qualification (for enlisted men), number of years served, monthly number of days attended armory drill, and remarks. There are also Armory drill payrolls for Company B, 144th Infantry (January 1-September 30, 1925), plus a Field Training Payroll (July 23-August 8, 1925).
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically, and therein by organization.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Drill reports, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Return of company/drill reports, 1903-1904
box folder
401-900 22. 1st Infantry, 1903
23. 2nd Infantry, 1903
24. 3rd Infantry, 1903
25. 4th Infantry, 1903
25. Field Artillery, 1903
26. Colored Infantry, 1903
box folder
401-901 1. 1st Infantry, 1904
2. 2nd Infantry, 1904
3. 3rd Infantry, 1904
4. 4th Infantry, 1904
4. 1st Cavalry, 1904
5. Artillery, 1904
5. Colored/Separate Battalion Infantry, 1904
Reports of drill/record of attendance, 1905-1910
box folder
401-901 6. 1905
7. 1st Infantry, 1906
7. 2nd Infantry, 1906
8. 3rd Infantry, 1906
8. 4th Infantry, 1906
9. Cavalry, 1906
9. Signal Corps, 1906
10. 1st Infantry, 1907
10. 2nd Infantry, 1907
11. 3rd Infantry, 1907
11. 4th Infantry, 1907
11. 1st Cavalry, 1907
12. 2nd Infantry, 1908
13. 3rd Infantry, 1908
14. 4th Infantry, 1908
15. 1st Cavalry, 1908
15. Field Artillery, 1908
15. Signal Corps, 1908
15. Separate Battalion, 1908
16. 2nd Infantry, 1909
17. 3rd Infantry, 1909
18. 4th Infantry, 1909
19. 1st Cavalry, 1909
19. Artillery, 1909
19. Signal Corps, 1909
19. Separate Battalion, 1909
box folder
401-902 1. 2nd Infantry, 1910
2. 3rd Infantry, 1910
3. 4th Infantry, 1910
4. 1st Cavalry, 1910
4. Artillery, 1910
4. Signal Corps, 1910
4. Hospital Corps, 1910
5. Separate Battalion, 1910
Other reports
box folder
401-902 6. Reports of drills, target practice, and field instruction, 1910-1911
7. Reports of prescribed drill: Company B, 144th Infantry, 1922
8. Reports of prescribed drill: Company B, 144th Infantry, 1924
8A. Armory drill payrolls: Company B, 144th Infantry, 1925
9. Reports of prescribed drill: 56th Machine Gun Squadron, 1922-1924
10. Armory drill attendance record, 1922-1924
oversize folder
401-966 5. Reports of drills, target practice, and field instruction, 1903-1909
Inspection reports, 1903-1910, 1913, 1915, 1921-1928, undated (bulk 1903-1910),
3.42 cubic ft.
These records consist of various forms that report on annual inspections of individual companies of the Texas National Guard, dating 1903-1910, 1913, 1915, 1921-1928, and undated (bulk 1903-1910).
The Memorandum of an Inspection includes the following information: a return of the company (number present and absent, of each rank), an accounting of absentees from the inspection ceremony (e.g., "sick," or "arrest," etc.), and the names and addresses of officers; questions concerning small-arms target practice (e.g., What instruction given officers under Firing Regulations, Par. 13? Location and suitability of range? etc.); questions on equipment and ordnance; questions on the officer's school; questions on the interior economy of the company (e.g., How many officers capable of making ordinary field sketch? Means at hand for extinquishing fire? Has company a library, and number of volumes? etc.); special questions for field artillery and cavalry (e.g., What practical instruction given company during past 12 months in bitting horses?); and general remarks and suggestions as to efficiency.
The Inspection Report includes a return, a quartermaster return, an ordnance return, 58 questions, and a blank space for comments and suggestions.
The Field Inspection Report (1913) includes a summary of attendance; comments on drill and instruction; comments on discipline; comments on the officers; comments on arms, uniforms, and equipments; comments on sanitation and messing; miscellaneous; and general comments. Separate forms are provided for Organized Militia and for Sanitary Troops. These reports cover entire regiments.
The Inspection Reports of 1915 include a return of strength; a summary of attendance; questions on organization, personnel, armory, the care of property, horses, drill/instruction, camp and field service, and target practice; remarks; and property returns (quartermaster, medical, publications, and ordnance).
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically, and therein by organization.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Inspection reports, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box folder
401-902 11-11A. Inspection reports, 1903
Memoranda of inspections, 1903
box folder
401-902 12-15. 1st Infantry, 1903
16-19. 2nd Infantry, 1903
box folder
401-903 1-5. 3rd Infantry, 1903
6-10. 4th Infantry, 1903
11-12. 1st Cavalry, 1903
13-14. Artillery, 1903
15-17. Battalion Colored Infantry, 1903
18-19. Separate Companies, 1903
Reports of inspections, 1904-1907
box folder
401-904 1-2. 1st Infantry, 1904
3-7. 2nd Infantry, 1904
8-12. 3rd Infantry, 1904
13-15. 4th Infantry, 1904
16-17. 1st Cavalry, 1904
18. Field Artillery, 1904
19. Coast Artillery, 1904
19. Signal Corps, 1904
20-21. Colored Battalion, 1904
box folder
401-905 1. 1st Infantry, 1905
2-3. 2nd Infantry, 1905
4-5. 3rd Infantry, 1905
6-7. 4th Infantry, 1905
8. 1st Cavalry, 1905
9. Artillery, 1905
9. Signal Corps, 1905
9. Battalion Colored Infantry, 1905
10. Battalion Colored Infantry, 1906
11. Battalion Colored Infantry, 1907
Memoranda of inspections, 1907
box folder
401-905 12. Headquarters 1st Division, 1907
12. 1st-2nd Brigades, 1907
13-15. 1st Infantry, 1907
16-22. 2nd Infantry, 1907
box folder
401-906 1-5. 3rd Infantry, 1907
6-12. 4th Infantry, 1907
13-14. 1st Cavalry, 1907
15. Field Artillery, 1907
15. Signal Corps, 1907
Reports of inspections, 1908-1910
box folder
401-906 16-18. 2nd Infantry, 1908
19-22. 3rd Infantry, 1908
23-26. 4th Infantry, 1908
27. 1st Cavalry, 1908
28-29. Separate Battalion, 1908
30. Reports of operations, 1908
31. Encampment, 1909
box folder
401-907 1-5. 2nd Infantry, 1909
6-12. 3rd Infantry, 1909
13-18. 4th Infantry, 1909
19-21. 1st Cavalry, 1909
box folder
401-908 1. Field Artillery, 1909
2. Signal Corps, 1909
3-6. Separate Battalion Infantry, 1909
7-12. 2nd Infantry, 1910
13-18. 3rd Infantry, 1910
19-21. 4th Infantry, 1910
box folder
401-909 1-3. 4th Infantry, 1910
4-5. 1st Cavalry, 1910
6. Coast Artillery, 1910
7. Field Artillery, 1910
8. Signal Corps, 1910
9. Hospital Corps, 1910
10-12. Separate Battalion Infantry, 1910
Field inspection reports, 1913
box folder
401-909 13. 2nd Infantry, 1913
14. 3rd Infantry, 1913
15. 4th Infantry, 1913
16. 1st Cavalry, 1913
17. Coast Artillery, 1913
18. Hospital Corps, 1913
Inspection reports, 1915, 1923, undated
box folder
401-909 19. Company H, 4th Infantry, 1915
20. Troop D, 1st Cavalry, 1915
21. Battery A, Field Artillery, 1915
22. Inspection Reports, 1923, undated
Armory inspection reports, 1921-1928
box folder
401-909 23. 56th Machine Gun Squadron, 1921-1923
24. 56th Machine Gun Squadron, 1924-1927
25. Company B, 144th Infantry, 1925-1926
25. Company B, 144th Infantry, 1928
Rifle and pistol practice reports, 1903, 1905, 1907-1913, undated,
0.95 cubic ft.
These records consist of various reports of small-arms practice by the Texas National Guard, dating 1903, 1905, 1907-1913, and undated.
The majority are Returns of Scores of Rifle and Revolver Practice (1909-1913), which provide the following information for each company: names and ranks; scores and total number of years qualified for each classification (marksman, sharpshooter, and expert), for both rifle and revolver; remarks; the company figure of merit; and a requisition for rifle and revolver practice medals.
The Reports of Small-Arms Firing of the Troops (1903, 1907-1911) are annual consolidated reports, giving the following data: regiment and company; average strength; total number of men qualifying for each classification (i.e., sharpshooter, marksman, etc.); total number firing rifle and carbine; total firing pistol; average score; and remarks. Most are oversized.
There are two sets of narrative reports on firing, accompanied by charts, for the Camp near Leon Springs (August, 1905), and for Camp Mabry (1909).
There is a Score Book for Rifle Shooting, compliments of the United States Cartridge Company (which advertises within the booklet), containing only six filled-in score sheets, dating November 9, 1905. There are also a handful of score cards, two for regiments (3rd Infantry, and Coast Artillery and Signal Corps, dating 1909), and two for individuals in the 56th Machine Gun Squadron.
Finally, there is an undated, oversized Bulletin of a National Rifle Competition, which gives the names, the scores for each type of contest, and the totals for each state team, listed alphabetically by state.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of report, then chronologically, and therein by organization.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Rifle and pistol practice reports, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Returns of scores of rifle and revolver practice
box folder
401-909 26-29. 2nd Infantry, 1909
box folder
401-910 1-4. 3rd Infantry, 1909
5-8. 4th Infantry, 1909
9-10. 1st Cavalry, 1909
11. Coast Artillery, 1909
11. Signal Corps, 1909
12-13. Separate Battalion Infantry, 1909
14. Departments and retired, 1909
15. 2nd Infantry, 1910
16-17. 3rd Infantry, 1910
18. 4th Infantry, 1910
19. 1st Cavalry, 1910
19. Coast Artillery, 1910
20. Separate Battalion Infantry, 1910
box folder
401-911 1-2. 2nd Infantry, 1911
3-4. 3rd Infantry, 1911
5-6. 4th Infantry, 1911
7-8. 1st Cavalry, 1911
9. Field Artillery, 1911
9. Coast Artillery, 1911
10-12. 2nd Infantry, 1912
13-15. 3rd Infantry, 1912
16-17. 4th Infantry, 1912
18. 1st Cavalry, 1912
19. Returns of scores of rifle and revolver practice, 1913
Other reports
box folder
401-911 20. Narrative reports, 1905
21-A. Narrative reports, 1909
21-B. Narrative reports, [ca. 1912]
22. U.S. score book for rifle shooting, 1905
23. Score cards, 1909
24. Reports of small-arms firing of the troops, 1910-1911
oversize folder
401-969 11. Reports of small-arms firing of the troops, 1903, 1907-1909
oversize folder
401-966 6. Bulletin of National Rifle Competition, undated
Officer's exams, 1904-1911, 1918, undated,
4.4 cubic ft.
These records consist of the examination papers of 337 candidates for commission and/or promotion as officers in the Texas National Guard, dating 1904-1911, 1918, and undated. These exams, administered by a board of three officers, required short answers on a wide variety of topics, e.g.: guard duty, military law, field fortifications, firing regulations, camping, aid to the injured, riot duty, etc. The files vary in content, typically including questions (occasionally selected from an enclosed printed booklet), answers, enclosures, accompanying orders and letters, and recommendations of the board. Some are typescript, some longhand, some a combination of the two (typed or printed forms with space for the answers in longhand). Many candidates have more than one exam, and there are also some re-exams. Often more than one candidate was examined at a time, with the packets therefore being split.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by the name of the examinee, and chronologically therein.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Officer's exams, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Texas National Guard Officer's exams and Medical officer's exams may be restricted under the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.122, "Exception: Test Items"). A request to see records in either of these two series will require that the State Archives seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. Such a request should be in writing.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Officer's exams, 1904-1911, 1918, undated
box folder
401-911 25-33. A
box folder
401-912 1-33. B
34-42 Ca
box folder
401-913 1-23. Ce-Cu
24-37. Da-Do
box folder
401-914 1-3. Dr-Dy
4-8. E
9-14. F
15-25. G
26-37. Ha
box folder
401-915 1-19. He-Hy
20. I
21-29. J
30-38. Ka-Ke
box folder
401-916 1-6. Ki-Kr
7-23. L
24-29. Mc
30-35. Ma-Me
box folder
401-917 1-16. Mi-My
17-18. N
19-22. O
23-39. P
box folder
401-918 1-26. R
27-33. Sa-Se
box folder
401-919 1-27. Sh-Sy
28-39. T
box folder
401-920 1-3. V
4-28. W
29-30. Y
Exam questions
box folder
401-920 31-32. 1906
33-37. undated
Medical officer's exams, 1904-1906, 1910-1911,
0.4 cubic ft.
These records consist of the examination papers of 27 candidates for commission as assistant surgeons in the Medical Corps of the Texas National Guard, dating 1904-1906 and 1910-1911. These exams, administered by the Department of Public Health and Vital Statistics, were usually in longhand, and consisted of short answers on a wide variety of medical topics, e.g.: chemistry, practice, surgery, hygiene, anatomy, physiology, materia medica and therapeutics. The name of the examinee is marked on the outside of the exam, usually accompanied by a nom de plume or alias (e.g. "Busted," or "Many men of many minds") apparently to insure objectivity in grading. Each section of the exam was given a numerical grade. Those exams without a date were apparently taken in 1904-1905.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by the name of the examinee.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Medical officer's exams, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Texas National Guard Officer's exams and Medical officer's exams may be restricted under the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.122, "Exception: Test Items"). A request to see records in either of these two series will require that the State Archives seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. Such a request should be in writing.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Medical officer's exams, 1904-1906, 1910-1911
box folder
401-921 1-4. B, C, D
5-10. E, F, H
11-14. J, L
15-19. M, N, O
20-25. R, S, T
26-27. W, Y
28. Noms de plume, 1904-1905
Efficiency reports, 1915,
fractional
These records consist of individual efficiency reports, originally marked "Confidential," on officers of the 2nd and 4th Infantry Regiments of the Texas National Guard, all dated December 31, 1915. Information on each officer includes: name, rank, organization, and address; and evaluations on attention to duty, habits, general education, occupation, apparent physical condition, marching ability, horsemanship, condition of command, marksmanship, special qualifications, fitness for present rank, recommendation for increased volunteer command, school record (attendance, subjects, and proficiency), and general estimate.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by regiment, and therein by descending order of rank.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Efficiency reports, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Efficiency reports
box folder
401-921 29-30. 2nd Infantry, 1915
31. 4th Infantry, 1915
Collective enlistment oaths, 1903, 1905-1906 (bulk 1905),
fractional
These records consist of lists of signatures on printed forms, dating 1903 and 1905-1906 (mostly 1905), containing the enlistment oath for the Texas National Guard (used when taken collectively).
Arrangement
These records are arranged by military unit, and chronologically therein.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Collective enlistment oaths, Records of personnel, , Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Collective enlistment oaths, 1903, 1905-1906 (bulk 1905)
box folder
401-921 32. 1st Infantry
33. 2nd Infantry
34. 3rd Infantry
35. 4th Infantry
36. Cavalry and Artillery
List of registrations, local draft board, El Paso, 1917,
fractional
These records consist of a bound volume prepared by the Provost Marshal General for the Local Draft Board of El Paso, Texas (Division 2), dated October 6, 1917. This volume, containing Form #102, is a "list of names of persons whose Registration Cards are in the possession of this Local Board, in the order of their liability for military service, as determined by this Local Board, as required by the Rules and Regulations." Information includes serial number, name, address, and order number (i.e., priority number in liability for conscription).
Arrangement
These records are arranged numerically by order number (priority number in liability for conscription).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), List of registrations, local draft board, El Paso, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box folder
401-964 22. El Paso draft board registrations, 1917
Officers service cards, 1903-1917,
0.12 cubic ft.
These records consist of a number of loose 8-by-5 inch index cards, compiled by unknown persons (possibly Texas State Archives staff) at some unknown date, from unknown sources, but covering the years 1903-1917. Each card tracks the career of an officer of the Texas National Guard prior to 1917, including the following information: name, city, age; ranks, companies, regiments, and inclusive dates; the number of years of service, in increments; and remarks.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Officers service cards, Records of personnel, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
401-1271 Officers service cards, 1903-1917

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Records of property, 1901-1931, undated (bulk 1903-1916),
17.92 cubic ft.

These comprise quartermaster and ordnance records of the Texas National Guard, dating 1903-1931 (bulk 1903-1916).
Quartermaster records include: semi-annual returns of state property and supplies; requisitions of quartermaster supplies required by individual companies; special requisitions; bids to furnish supplies; proposals for furnishing hay and oats; contracts for subsistence stores; invoice/receipt forms for the transfer of quartermaster supplies; invoices of subsistence property; invoices of quartermaster supplies transferred; invoices of medical property; bills of lading; shipping tickets; shipping orders; purchase orders; packer's slips for the State Arsenal; receipts for supplies; memorandum receipts for supplies in use; abstracts of articles received from officers by the Governor of Texas; abstracts of subsistence stores issued; abstracts of subsistence stores sold; abstracts of articles expended, lost, destroyed or sold; certificates of expenditures; bonds for quartermaster stores and ordnance; affidavits concerning lost, stolen, or damaged supplies; shortage and valuation accounts for quartermaster stores and ordnance; vouchers; semi-annual statements of state property; statements of subsistence stores; statements of government property in possessions of Captains; statements of cost of articles of clothing and equipage called for in the requisition of the Governor of Texas; consolidated ration returns; returns of subsistence stores; returns of medical property; returns of engineer property; returns of signal corps property; annual returns of quartermaster supplies for use of militia (rendered by the Governor of Texas to the Quartermaster of the United States Army); stock record cards; inventory sheets; reports of inspections of quartermaster supplies; reports of surveys on U.S. property in possession of the State of Texas; proceedings of boards of officers to recommend disposition of quartermaster supplies; and correspondence concerning quartermaster supplies.
Ordnance records include: annual and semi-annual ordnance returns; requisitions for ordnance and ordnance stores for use of individual companies; bills of lading; packer's slips for the State Arsenal; invoices of ordnance property; receipts of ordnance; memorandum receipts for ordnance supplies in use; combination forms for invoice/receipt of ordnance property; stock record cards; transfers of ordnance property; certificates of expenditures of ordnance; annual abstracts of expenditures; vouchers; bonds for ordnance; affidavits of loss of ordnance; statements of ordnance in the possession of a company or individual; statements of account of ordnance and ordnance stores; annual returns of ordnance and ordnance stores; semi-annual returns of ordnance and ordnance stores (by company); semi-annual returns of ordnance and ordnance stores for Battery A, Field Artillery (1911-1915, each return over 100 pages long); reports of inspection of ordnance and ordnance stores; numbers of magazine rifles issued to individual companies; reports of boards of survey to examine the condition of ordnance; reports on the condition of rifles; and correspondence concerning ordnance.
The researcher should also note the existence of quartermaster and ordnance returns combined with Texas National Guard records, Records of personnel, Inspection reports, 1903-1910, 1913, 1915, 1921-1928, undated (bulk 1903-1910) [specifically those reports of 1903-1910 and 1915].
Organization
These records are organized into two subseries:
Quartermaster records, 1902-1931, undated (bulk 1903-1916), 11.81 cubic ft.
Ordnance records, 1901-1916, 1919-1924, 1927-1928, undated (bulk 1903-1916), 6.21 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Records of property, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1933/001
The majority of these records (at least those between 1903 and 1911) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. Accession records are too incomplete to determine when the remainder were transferred.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Letterpress books are extremely fragile; pages are tissue-thin and bindings are either broken already or ready to break. Therefore they may not be photocopied, and must be treated with great care.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1987
Quartermaster records, 1902-1931, undated (bulk 1903-1916),
11.81 cubic ft.
These records consist of the following types of Texas National Guard quartermaster records, dating 1902-1931, and undated (bulk 1903-1916): requisitions of quartermaster supplies required by individual companies; special requisitions; bids to furnish supplies; proposals for furnishing hay and oats; contracts for subsistence stores; invoice/receipt forms for the transfer of quartermaster supplies; invoices of subsistence property; invoices of quartermaster supplies transferred; invoices of medical property; bills of lading; shipping tickets; shipping orders; purchase orders; packer's slips for the State Arsenal; receipts for supplies; memorandum receipts for supplies in use; abstracts of articles received from officers by the Governor of Texas; abstracts of subsistence stores issued; abstracts of subsistence stores sold; abstracts of articles expended, lost, destroyed or sold; certificates of expenditures; bonds for quartermaster stores and ordnance; affidavits concerning lost, stolen, or damaged supplies; shortage and valuation accounts for quartermaster stores and ordnance; vouchers; semi-annual statements of state property; statements of subsistence stores; statements of government property in possessions of Captains; statements of cost of articles of clothing and equipage called for in the requisition of the Governor of Texas; consolidated ration returns; returns of subsistence stores; returns of medical property; returns of engineer property; returns of signal corps property; annual returns of quartermaster supplies for use of militia (rendered by the Governor of Texas to the Quartermaster of the United States Army); stock record cards; inventory sheets; reports of inspections of quartermaster supplies; reports of surveys on U.S. property in possession of the State of Texas; proceedings of boards of officers to recommend disposition of quartermaster supplies; and correspondence concerning quartermaster supplies. Dates covered are 1902-1931 (bulk 1903-1916). The annual returns are always placed first within each year's records.
Maintained separately are semi-annual returns of state property (1903), semi-annual returns of quartermaster supplies (1903-1914), property reports (1914), and semi-annual property returns or inspection reports (1914-1916, undated), of individual companies of the Texas National Guard.
Also maintained separately are the oversized returns of Signal Corps property (1904-1905), and of field medical property (1904-1909).
There are, in addition, seventeen volumes containing a variety of quartermaster records. Two of these list the property issued at Camp Mabry during the August 1906 encampment, plus debits and credits for each type of quartermaster item for each officer; both volumes contain indexes. Five volumes, plus a partial volume placed in a folder, contain lists of quartermaster and ordnance stores received by captains of the Texas National Guard (1903-1905, 1905-1906, 1906, 1908, and 1910-1911). One incomplete and undated volume, arranged by company, lists the numbers marked and/or branded on quartermaster supplies and ordnance stores. Two packer's day books (1907-1910) list quartermaster and ordnance stores shipped to each company, giving place, date, which captain and which company, destination, box number, description of the shipment, weight in pounds, and name of the packer. Two shipping books (1905-1907 and 1908-1912) provide date received, date of invoice, number of the bill of lading, number of boxes, the sender, and the articles shipped. Housed in a folder is a bound individual clothing record for Company B, 144th Infantry, dated 1928, that gives each soldier's name, the quantity, type, and size of clothing issued to him, and date of issue. Finally, there are five letterpress books containing outgoing quartermaster correspondence, each containing an index, covering the years 1902-1905; the first one, covering 1902-1905, is mainly from the quartermaster of the Ranger Force.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of record, then chronologically. Returns are further arranged by company within a year's grouping. Oversized records are maintained separately.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Quartermaster records, Records of property, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Semi-annual returns of state property, 1903
box folder
401-922 1. 1st Infantry, 1903
2. 2nd Infantry, 1903
3. 3rd Infantry, 1903
4. 4th Infantry, 1903
5. 1st Cavalry, 1903
5. Artillery, 1903
Semi-annual returns of quartermaster supplies, 1903-1914
box folder
401-922 6-8. 1st Infantry, 1903
9-14. 2nd Infantry, 1903
15-20. 3rd Infantry, 1903
box folder
401-923 1-6. 4th Infantry, 1903
7. 1st Cavalry, 1903
8-12. 1st Infantry, 1904
13-18. 2nd Infantry, 1904
box folder
401-924 1-5. 2nd Infantry, 1904
6-11. 3rd Infantry, 1904
12-15. 4th Infantry, 1904
16. 1st Cavalry, 1904
box folder
401-925 1. Artillery, 1904
folder
1. Signal Corps, 1904
box folder
401-925 2-3. Colored Infantry, 1904
4-8. 1st Infantry, 1905
9-17. 2nd Infantry, 1905
18-25. 3rd Infantry, 1905
box folder
401-926 1-6. 4th Infantry, 1905
7-9. 1st Cavalry, 1905
10. Artillery, 1905
11. 1st Infantry, 1906
12. 2nd Infantry, 1906
13. 3rd Infantry, 1906
14. 4th Infantry, 1906
15-16. 1st Infantry, 1907
17-21. 2nd Infantry, 1907
22-24. 3rd Infantry, 1907
25. 4th Infantry, 1907
26. 1st Cavalry, 1907
26. Signal Corps, 1907
box folder
401-927 1-5. 2nd Infantry, 1908
6-9. 3rd Infantry, 1908
10-11. 4th Infantry, 1908
12. 1st Cavalry, 1908
12. Artillery, 1908
12. Signal Corps, 1908
13. Separate Battalion, 1908
14. 2nd Infantry, 1909
15. 3rd Infantry, 1909
16-17. 4th Infantry, 1909
18. Separate Battalion, 1909
19-20. 2nd Infantry, 1910
21-22. 3rd Infantry, 1910
23-25. 4th Infantry, 1910
26. 1st Cavalry, 1910
27. Coast Artillery, 1910
27. Hospital Corps, 1910
28. Separate Battalion, 1910
box folder
401-928 1-4. 2nd Infantry, 1911
5-9. 3rd Infantry, 1911
10-15. 4th Infantry, 1911
16. 1st Cavalry, 1911
17. Artillery, 1911
18. Signal Corps, 1911
18. Separate Battalion, 1911
19-22. 2nd Infantry, 1912
23-25. 3rd Infantry, 1912
26-28. 4th Infantry, 1912
29. 1st Cavalry, 1912
box folder
401-929 1-2. 2nd Infantry, 1913
3. 4th Infantry, 1913
3. 1st Cavalry, 1913
4-6. 2nd Infantry, 1914
7. 4th Infantry, 1914
7. 1st Cavalry, 1914
Property reports, 1914
box folder
401-929 8-12. 2nd Infantry, 1914
13. 4th Infantry, 1914
13. 1st Cavalry, 1914
Semi-annual property return or inspection reports, 1914-1916, undated
box folder
401-929 14-21. 2nd Infantry, 1914
22-27. 2nd Infantry, 1915
28. Field Artillery, 1915
29. Field Artillery, 1916
30-31. 2nd Infantry, undated
Quartermaster records, 1903-1931, undated
box folder
401-930 1-18. 1903
box folder
401-931 1-3. 1903
4-18. 1904
box folder
401-932 1-7. 1904
8-18. 1905
box folder
401-933 1-16. 1905
box folder
401-934 1-17. 1906
box folder
401-935 1-14. 1907
15-18. 1908
box folder
401-936 1-15. 1908
16-20. 1909
box folder
401-937 1-4. 1909
5-18. 1910
box folder
401-938 1-19. 1911
20-22. 1912
box folder
401-939 1-4. 1912
5-10. 1913
11-14. 1914
15-18. 1915
19. 1916
20. 1917
21-22. 1918
23-26. 1919
box folder
401-940 1-22. 1919
box folder
401-941 1-4. 1919
5. 1920
6-10. 1921
11-22. 1922
box folder
401-942 1-7. 1923
8-14. 1924
15. 1925
16. 1926
17. 1927
18-19. 1928
20. 1929
21-23. 1931
24-27. undated
Quartermaster and ordnance receipts, 1903-1911
volume
401-1022 July 13, 1903-1905
volume
401-1023 August 1905-November 1906
volume
401-1024 February-August 1906
volume
401-1147 1908
volume
401-1025 December 6, 1910-[December 28, 1911]
Letterpress books, Quartermaster, Ranger Force/Texas National Guard, 1902-1905
volume
401-1046 September 11, 1902-January 6, 1905
Letterpress books, Quartermaster General, Texas National Guard, 1902-1905
volume
401-700A August 1, 1902-January 2, 1904
volume
401-1047 December 24, 1903-August 4, 1904
volume
401-1048 August 5-December 13, 1904
volume
401-1049 October 23-December 20, 1905
Other quartermaster records
box folder
401-953 20. Quartermaster and ordnance receipts, 1903-1908
21. Individual clothing record, Company B, 144th Infantry, 1928
oversize folder
401-966 7. Returns of Signal Corps property, 1904-1905
8. Returns of field medical property, 1904-1906
9. Returns of field medical property, 1907-1909
oversize folder
401-967 1. Oversized quartermaster records, 1904-1905
2. Oversized quartermaster records, 1906
3. Oversized quartermaster records, 1907
4. Oversized quartermaster records, 1908-1910, 1912-1913, 1916, 1920-1921
volume
401-1020 Quartermaster debits and credits, Camp Mabry, 1906
volume
401-1021 Property issued at Camp Mabry, August 1906
volume
401-1026 Numbers of quartermaster supplies and ordnance stores marked and branded, undated
volume
401-1027 Packers day book, February 1907-May 1909
volume
401-1028 Packers day book, June 1, 1909-December 5, 1910
volume
401-1029 Shipping book, 1900-1902, July 1905-January 1907
volume
401-993 Shipping book, May 19, 1908-May 24, 1912
Ordnance records, 1901-1916, 1919-1924, 1927-1928, undated (bulk 1903-1916),
6.21 cubic ft.
These records consist of the following types of documents concerning ordnance, dating 1901-1916, 1919-1924, 1927-1928, and undated (bulk 1903-1916): requisitions for ordnance and ordnance stores for use of individual companies; bills of lading; packer's slips for the State Arsenal; invoices of ordnance property; receipts of ordnance; memorandum receipts for ordnance supplies in use; combination forms for invoice/receipt of ordnance property; stock record cards; transfers of ordnance property; certificates of expenditures of ordnance; annual abstracts of expenditures; vouchers; bonds for ordnance; affidavits of loss of ordnance; statements of ordnance in the possession of a company or individual; statements of account of ordnance and ordnance stores; annual returns of ordnance and ordnance stores; semi-annual returns of ordnance and ordnance stores (by company); semi-annual returns of ordnance and ordnance stores for Battery A, Field Artillery (1911-1915, each return over 100 pages long); reports of inspection of ordnance and ordnance stores; numbers of magazine rifles issued to individual companies; reports of boards of survey to examine the condition of ordnance; reports on the condition of rifles; and correspondence concerning ordnance.
The semi-annual returns of ordnance of individual companies of the Texas National Guard (1903-1915) are maintained separately. Also arranged separately are the oversized annual returns of ordnance for the state of Texas (1903-1907).
There is a volume that contains an assortment of ordnance records roughly between 1901 and 1911, such as correspondence concerning ordnance (1901-1905) and the serial numbers of rifles (1908, 1910-1911). In addition, two volumes are letterpress books containing combination blanks for the issue of ordnance property, for invoice or receipt (1905-1909), the first one containing an index.
The researcher should be reminded that considerable documentation of ordnance was included in the Texas National Guard records, Records of property, Quartermaster records previously described.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of record, then roughly chronologically (by year). Returns are also arranged by company within a chronological group. Oversized records are maintained separately.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Ordnance records, Records of property, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Semi-annual returns of ordnance
box folder
401-943 1. 1st Infantry, 1903
2-4. 2nd Infantry, 1903
5-7. 3rd Infantry, 1903
8-10. 4th Infantry, 1903
11. 1st Cavalry, 1903
12-14. 1st Infantry, 1904
15-18. 2nd Infantry, 1904
box folder
401-944 1-4. 3rd Infantry, 1904
5-7. 4th Infantry, 1904
8. 1st Cavalry, 1904
9. Field Artillery, 1904
9. Coast Artillery, 1904
9. Signal Corps, 1904
10. Colored Infantry, 1904
11. 1st Infantry, 1905
12. 3rd Infantry, 1905
13. 4th Infantry, 1905
folder
13. Artillery, 1905
Colored Infantry, 1905
box folder
401-944 14. 1st Infantry, 1906
15-16. 2nd Infantry, 1906
box folder
401-945 1-2. 3rd Infantry, 1906
3-4. 4th Infantry, 1906
5. 1st Cavalry, 1906
folder
5. Signal Corps, 1906
box folder
401-945 6. 1st Infantry, 1907
7-8. 2nd Infantry, 1907
9-10. 3rd Infantry, 1907
11. 4th Infantry, 1907
12. 1st Cavalry, 1907
folder
12. Signal Corps, 1907
box folder
401-945 13. Hospital Corps, 1907
14-16. 2nd Infantry, 1908
17-18. 3rd Infantry, 1908
19. 4th Infantry, 1908
20. 1st Cavalry, 1908
folder
20. Signal Corps, 1908
Separate Battalion, 1908
box folder
401-945 21-22. 2nd Infantry, 1909
23-24. 3rd Infantry, 1909
25-26. 4th Infantry, 1909
box folder
401-946 1. 1st Cavalry, 1909
folder
1. Signal Corps, 1909
box folder
401-946 2. Separate Battalion, 1909
3. 2nd Infantry, 1910
4-5. 3rd Infantry, 1910
6-7. 4th Infantry, 1910
8. 1st Cavalry, 1910
folder
8. Coast Artillery, 1910
Hospital Corps, 1910
box folder
401-946 9. Separate Battalion, 1910
10. 1st Cavalry, 1911
folder
10. Signal Corps, 1911
box folder
401-946 11. Field Artillery, 1911
12-14. 2nd Infantry, 1912
15-16. 3rd Infantry, 1912
17-19. 4th Infantry, 1912
20. 1st Cavalry, 1912
21-22. Field Artillery, 1912
box folder
401-947 1. 2nd Infantry, 1913
2. 4th Infantry, 1913
folder
2. 1st Cavalry, 1913
box folder
401-947 3. Field Artillery, 1913
4-5. 2nd Infantry, 1914
6. Field Artillery, 1914
7. Field Artillery, 1915
Annual return of ordnance and ordnance stores
oversize folder
401-967 5. 1903
6. 1904
7. 1905
8. 1906
9. 1907
Letterpress books, ordnance
volume
401-1050 July 5, 1905-November 25, 1908
volume
401-1051 October 27, 1908-September 27, 1909
Ordnance records
box folder
401-947 8-15. 1903
box folder
401-948 1-10. 1904
11-16. 1905
box folder
401-949 1-8. 1906
9-14. 1907
box folder
401-950 1-7. 1908
8-12. 1909
13-18. 1910
box folder
401-951 1-12. 1911
13-16. 1912
17-20. 1913
box folder
401-952 1-6. 1914
7-10. 1915
11. 1916
12-28. 1919
box folder
401-953 1. 1920-1921 (bulk 1921)
2. 1922
3-12. 1923
13-16. 1924
17. 1927
18. 1928
19. undated
map-case folder
401-1322 1. Report of survey of ordnance property, 1911
oversize folder
401-969 12. Ordnance records, 1904, undated
volume
401-994 Ordnance records, 1901-1905, 1908, 1910-1911

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Records of payments for services, 1903-1928, undated (bulk 1903-1911),
5.23 cubic ft.

These records consist of documents relating to services rendered on account of the Texas National Guard, 1903-1928, and undated (bulk 1903-1911). These are mostly vouchers plus supporting documents (e.g., receipts and certifications), but there are also proposals and bids, contracts, leases on armories, cancelled checks, and associated correspondence, especially memoranda. The types of services rendered include the following: transportation; hire of horses; hire of wagons and teams; use of automobiles; drayage; freight; storage; salaries; pay for labor, for clerical services, for other services (these are typically accompanied by receipt/pay rolls); hauling of camp equipage; delivery of wood, hay and oats, ice, etc.; construction work; electrical work; utilities; rations or meals; board and nursing of injured guardsmen; laundry; postage; subscriptions to newspapers; telegrams; telephone calls; travel expenses; delivery lists for message centers; etc.
Arrangement
These records are arranged roughly chronologically, to the year.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Records of payments for services, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1933/001
The majority of these records (at least those between 1903 and 1911) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. Accession records are too incomplete to determine when the remainder were transferred.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1987
Payments for services
box folder
401-954 1-13. 1903
14-20. 1904
21-22. 1905
box folder
401-955 1-3. 1905
4-18. 1906
box folder
401-956 1-6. 1906
7-18. 1907
box folder
401-957 1-6. 1907
7-16. 1908
box folder
401-958 1-20. 1908
box folder
401-959 1-3. 1908
4-17. 1909
box folder
401-960 1-17. 1910
box folder
401-961 1-6. 1910
7-16. 1911
box folder
401-962 1-11. 1911
12. 1912
13-14. 1913
15. 1914
box folder
401-963 1. 1915
2. 1916
3. 1917
4. 1918
5. 1919
6-8. 1920
9-20. 1921
21-28. 1922
box folder
401-964 1-11. 1923
12-14. 1924
15-16. 1925
17-18. 1927
19-20. 1928
21. undated
oversize folder
401-967 10. 1911, 1914
10. Message center register, 1927-1928

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Calendar of riot duties, 1903-1908,
fractional

These records consist of a bound, typescript volume, labeled simply "Texas Volunteer Guard," of unknown provenance. This volume contains two distinct sections.
The first 21 (unnumbered) pages constitute an alphabetical list of companies of the Texas Volunteer Guard, 1880-1900, and is described elsewhere in this finding aid, under the Texas Volunteer Guard records, Index of companies and calendar of riot duties, 1880-1903, fractional.
The second section gives a list of the organizations of the Texas Volunteer Guard and the Texas National Guard that were called into active service for the suppression of riots, mobs, or other unlawful acts (October 1, 1903-September 15, 1908 for the National Guard). The list includes the following information: the date, the name of the company, the city, the captain, the purpose of the service, and the duration. This ten-page list is followed by copies of two letters: one from the Chief of the Division of Militia Affairs of the War Department to the Texas Adjutant General (December 4, 1908) requesting the information; and the reply from the Adjutant General (December 18, 1908). At the foot of each of the three sections is the notation: "[Source:] Originals in Adjutant General's Papers."
Arrangement
These calendar entries are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Calendar of riot duties, Texas National Guard records, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1933/001
The majority of these records (at least those between 1903 and 1911) were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Adjutant General's Department on February 21, 1934. Accession records are too incomplete to determine when the remainder were transferred.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, July 1987
box folder
401-890 23. Calendar of riot duties, 1903-1908

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