University of North Texas Archives

A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book

Collection Summary

Creator: Lenert, A. C.
Title: A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1863
Bulk Dates: 1861-1863
Identification: MSS A. C. Lenert Memorandum Book
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Quantity: 1 box

Creator Sketch

A. C. Lenert was a member of Waul's Texas Legion during the Civil War and was present at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi. This legion of Texas troops played a key role in the defense of Vicksburg. With the exception of one company, the legion was captured in the fall at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. A. C. Lenert is listed on the Confederate Parole list as a 2nd Lieutenant in Waul's Texas Legion, Infantry, Company E. After the war, it is believed that A. C. Lenert returned to Texas and may have been living in or near LaGrange by the 1890s.

Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of A. C. Lenert's memorandum book and a typed transcript of the page narrative. Covering the years 1861-1863, the 20-page handwitten book includes Lenert's description of Waul's Texas Legion in the battle of Vicksburg, May-June, 1863. This is a daily log of the shelling, artillery attacks, and the intensity of fighting, as well as a record of cuts in rations for soldiers as the siege continues. The last few pages of the book record financial records in ledger form, which are not included in the transcript.



The memorandum book is chronological.


Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Index Terms

Lenert, A. C. Lenert, A.C. -- Archives. Confederate States of America. Army. Waul's Texas Legion. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863.
Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Document Types:
Memorandum book.
Administrative Information: Custodial History

Related Material

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

A.C. Lenert Memorandum Book, University of North Texas Archives, Denton, Texas.

Detailed Description of the Collection


No Series #, No Series Title

Box Folder
1677 1 Permission document signed by Charles McGrough, 1981
2 Memorandum Book (photocopy), 1862-1863
3 Transcript of narrative part of memorandum book, 1862-1863