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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

W.D. Lowther Civil War Letters, 1863-1864



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lowther, W.D.
Title: W. D. Lowther Civil War Letters
Dates: June 1863 - May 1864
Abstract: W.D. Lowther was a member of Company D, 2nd Texas Brigade, 17th Consolidated Regiment in the Confederate Army. The Lowther collection consists of 13 fetters from dated from June, 1863 through May of 1864.
Identification: 1970-004
Quantity: 1 box; 26 items
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

W.D. Lowther was a member of Company D, 2nd Texas Brigade, 17th Consolidated Regiment in the Confederate Army. This company was attached to Fluornoy's Regiment sometime in 1863, and approximately 25 men from Walker's division were with them, as well.

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Scope and Contents

The Lowther collection consists of 13 letters from Confederate soldier W.D. Lowther to his fiancee, Phronie or Fronie Autry, in Texas during the United States Civil War. Dated from June, 1863 through May of 1864, these handwritten letters are all accompanied by typed transcriptions, and a few folders contain handwritten transcripts, as well.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.

Subjects (Persons)

Lowther, W.D.

Subjects

Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Brigade
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Texas Brigade
Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.

Formats

Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Acquisition

The collection was a gift of Mr. William Kilgarlin in February, 1970.

Processed by

K. Fox, October 1996.

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Detailed Description

 

box folder
1 1 Letter to Frona, Apr. 24, 1863Pine Bluff, Ark.
2 Letter to Phrona, June 9, 1863Pine Bluff, Ark.
3 Letter to Fronie, June 16, 1863Pine Bluff, [Ark.]
4 Letter to Fronie, June 23, 1863Camden, Ark.
5 Letter to Phronie, July 26, 1863Camp Salubrity, La.
6 Letter to Phronie, Aug. 24, 1863Parish of Rapides, La.
7 Letter to Phronie, Sept. 14, 1863Camp on Bayou Cotile, La.
8 Letter to Phronie, Nov. 26, 1863Camp in the Field, La.
9 Letter to Phronie, Dec. 13, 1863Yellow Bayou, near Simsport, La.
10 Letter to Phronie, Dec. 28, 1863Camp near Munroe, La.
11 Letter to Phronie, Jan. 25, 1864Camp near Harrissonburg, La.
12 Letter to Phronie, May 24, 1864Camp near Simsport, La.

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