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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscript Material

Money Collection

Photographs

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Confederate States of America Records



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Confederate States of America.
Title Confederate States of America Records
Dates: 1856-1915
Abstract: Collection consists of soldiers' personal correspondence, diaries and reminiscences; official Confederate Medical Department papers and miscellaneous papers relating to military medical matters; official documents, orders, and letters relating to Confederate affairs both civil and military.
Accession No.: 66-26; 95-094; 98-025; 2009-318
OCLC No.:
Extent 2 ft., 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, diaries, legal record books, special orders, receipts, broadsides, literary productions, muster rolls, photographs, and reports arranged chronologically under subject or individual.

Collection consists of soldiers' personal correspondence, diaries and reminiscences; official Confederate Medical Department papers and miscellaneous papers relating to military medical matters; official documents, orders, and letters relating to Confederate affairs both civil and military; the William W. Hunter papers dealing primarily with the Confederate Navy but also containing miscellaneous military documents; Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy Quartermasters Division papers; Cotton Bureau records; muster rolls; and fourteen Confederate service records.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.
Birge, N. A.
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876.
Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914.
Gorgas, Josiah, 1818-1883.
Hubbert, Mike M.
Hunter, William W.
McDaniel, E. D.
Pike, Albert, 1809-1891--Photographs.
Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878.
Purdy, J. C.
Saltus, Samuel.
Saunders, James Edmonds, 1806-1896.
Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893--Photographs.
Stout, Samuel Hollingsworth, 1822-1903.
Swanson, Alex B.
Taylor, C. E. (Charles E.)
Ward, J. D.
Wilcox, Cadmus M. (Cadmus Marcellus), 1824-1890.
Yates, Jerome B.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Arizona Volunteer Cavalry Regiment.
Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, 2nd.
Confederate State of America. Army. Medical Dept.
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Volunteer Regiment, 18th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Volunteer Regiment, 1st.
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Volunteer Regiment, 6th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Trans-Mississippi Dept.
Confederate States of America. Army. Commissariat.
Confederate States of America--History--Sources.
Confederate States of America. Navy.
Subjects
Cotton trade--Confederate States of America.
Finance--Confederate States of America.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Money Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Confederate States of America Records, 1856-1915, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by NAME, DATE. Subsequent revisions were made by Laurel Rozema, January 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Manuscript Material

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2C484 1. Charles E. Taylor family correspondence, Letters of Taylor from Confederate camps in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia; and letters of the Taylor family in Mississippi, 1861-1875
2. James E. Saunders papers, "Statement of events in relation to the fettering of Jefferson Davis when a prisoner at Fortress Monroe," 1860-1867,n.d.
Miscellaneous Confederate Army officers' papers
3. Copy book pages: "Major General [Frank] Gardner to Captain P. Ellis, Jr., Assistant Adjutant General, Jackson, Mississippi," December 4-16, 1864
4. Simon Bolivar Buckner papers, Natchitoches, Louisiana, March-April, 1865
5. Summaries of communications from inspector-general's office, Alexandria, Louisiana, April 28-May 26, 1865
6. Miscellaneous Confederate Army documents, 1862-1864
7. Papers of Dr. S. H. Stout, surgeon and superintendent of hospitals, Confederate Medical Department, from Georgia; Tennessee; and Richmond, Virginia, 1861-1865
8. Poem dedicated to General Benjamin Franklin Butler (the Beast), n.d.
9. Diary of a confederate soldier, Begins at Richmond, Madison Parish, Louisiana; concludes one mile from Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 25, 1861-October 18, 1863
Typed transcript of excerpts from this diary
Diary of John McL. Harrington. Fayetteville, North Carolina, January 30-December 31, 1861
10. Diary of Mike M. Hubbert, sutler, Thirteenth Mississippi Volunteers, September 1, 1861-December 31, 1862
Typed transcript of excerpts from this diary
Typed and photocopied explanation of misattribution of this diary to T. J. Ford
11. Official Confederate papers, some of General Gideon Johnson Pillow, 1861-1865
12. J. W. Ward family correspondence, 1861-1864, Letters of Ward from Confederate camps in Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia; and letters of his mother, father, and sister at Madison, Georgia. Included is a funeral notice for Ward, December 1864
13. Notebook: "Signatures of the Disbursing Officers of the Confederate States," n.d.
14. Miscellaneous Confederate papers, includes two James E. Saunders letters
15. Documents related to Confederate veterans, 1873-1910
16. Paper of Jefferson Davis, 1856
Two letters, James E. Saunders and F. W. Pickens, 1860.
Official orders and letters related to Confederate military affairs, Some James E. Saunders papers, many to or by Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, 1861.
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2C485 1. Official orders and letters related to Confederate military affairs, Some Saunders and Beauregard papers, 1862-1863
2. Official orders and letters related to Confederate military affairs, Some Saunders and Beauregard papers, 1864-1865
Letter from Robert E. Lee to Confederate general, August 1, 1865, offering his opinion for the cause of his defeat at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Miscellaneous material, 1868-1888, including letters of General Josiah Gorgas, 1877-1878
3. Miscellaneous papers related to the Confederacy, including some related to military medical matters, Macon, Georgia, and some to Lieutenan J. C. Purdy, Mobile, Alabama, 1861-1889.
4. Miscellaneous papers related to the Confederacy, including some related to military medical matters, Macon, Georgia, and some to Lieutenant J. C. Purdy, Mobile, Alabama, 1862-1865.
5. Official papers of the Confederacy, some military, some civil, 1861-1864
6. Official papers of the Confederacy, some military, some civil, 1862-1865
Miscellaneous papers, 1865-1871
7. Correspondence of Samuel Saltus from military camps near Charleston, S.C., to his sisters in Charleston, 1861-1862
8. Letters of Jerome B. Yates of the Sixteenth Mississippi Regiment; and his brother-in-law Alex B. Swanson, cotton buyer at Vicksburg, New Orleans, and St. Louis; 1861-1865
9. [Same as above]
10. Papers related to Confederate banks, 1861-1863
11. Johnston, Longstreet, Lamar and other letters, 1860-1878
12. Miscellaneous papers related to the Confederacy, 1861-1900
12. Photocopy of a roster of Confederate prisoners in the charge of Baron Franx Schilling in Atlanta, Georgia, April 29, 1865
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2C486 1. William W. Hunter papers, Materials related to Confederate Navy; defense of Texas at Galveston, Sabine Pass, and other points; his command of the vessel Savannah; capture of the U.S. vessel Water Witch, 1861-1864
2. William W. Hunter papers.
3. William W. Hunter papers.
Some James E. Saunders papers.
Miscellaneous papers.
4. Miscellaneous papers related to the Confederacy: Includes reminiscence of General Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox; reminiscence of Captain S. A. Poche of the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana, April 8, 1864;other papers.
5. Miscellaneous papers related to the Confederacy: Includes William Carter Stubbs' narrative concerning General Joseph Lancaster Brent; narrative by Burton N. Harrison, 1877, concerning 1865 flight and capture of Jefferson Davis;; 1877, 1898 reminiscence by Commander of Second Louisiana Cavalry of Teche Campaign in Louisiana, 1862; reminiscence of Jefferson Davis by R. Ransom, 1890; 1906 reminiscence by Linn Tanner of the capture of the vessel Indianola, 1863; other papers
6. Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy, Quartermaster's Division, papers: Receipts, requisitions, and other documents related to the business of the quartermaster's office, most signed by N. A. Birge at Jefferson, Texas, and Monroe, Louisiana, 1862-1865
7. [Same as above]
8. [Same as above]
9. [Same as above]
10. [Same as above]
11. [Same as above]
12. [Same as above]
13. [Same as above]
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2C487 1.-13. [Same as above]
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2C488 1.-19. [Same as above]
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2C489 Trans-Mississippi Quartermaster's Books, 1861-1863; 1863-1864; 1862-1865
Commissariat book, 1863-1865
W. H. Jackson's Cavalry Division, order book
Muster roll of Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp, Durant, Oklahoma, May 1915
Muster roll, Bentores Company, Texas Brigade, 1864
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2C490 Roster for Cotton Bureau, Captain N. A. Birge, 1863-1864
Ledger "A," Cotton Bureau, N. A. Birge, 1864-1865
Confederate service records, 1861-1865
Julius A. Andrews
Joseph Murphy Bounds
George Washington Carter
Joseph J. Cook
Clayton C. Gillespie
James B. Likens (includes transcripts of originals)
Noble L. McGinnis
Leonidas M. Martin
Otis M. Messick
James R. Taylor
George H. Sweet
Nathaniel W. Townes
Franklin Collett Wilkes
Overton Young
Hospital Records:
Franklin and El Paso, Texas, June-July, 1862
Prescription Book, hospital, C. S. Army, August 1861-February, 1862
box
4K524 “Opinions of the Attorneys General of the Confederate States of America,” 1861-1865
box
4K525 “Opinions of the Attorneys General of the Confederate States of America,” 1861-1865
box
2.116/OP22 Oversize material:
Seal of the Confederate States of America, reproduced, 1911
box
2.116/OD1224 Muster Rolls, 1862-1864
Two documents related to Confederate ordnance and artillery, 1863-1864
box
2.116/OD1275 Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy, Quartermaster's Division, papers: Documents related to the business of the quartermaster's office, most signed by N. A. Birge, 1862 and undated
One document related to Confederate ordinance, 1864
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2.325/V1 Muster Rolls, included are rolls for the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 7th Texas Volunteer Regiments 1861-1862, undated
Miscellaneous Confederate documents, some related to ordance and ammunition 1861-1865.
Three items related to medicine, 1864
Correspondence, 1862, 1864, 1865
Literary productions, "Louisiana's Part in the Confederate War," and newspaper clipping, "War History," undated and1887
Other documents, 1860, 1863, and undated
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2.325/V3 Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy, Quartermaster's Division, papers: Documents related to the business of the quartermaster's office, most signed by N. A. Birge at Jefferson, Texas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, 1861-1865

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Money Collection

2 Confederate States of America Bonds, Blank Forms, $1000 each, 1861, 1865
1 Confederate States of America, Loan, $100.00, with interest certificates, 1863
1 Confederate States of America, $20.00 Bill, Annotated “3rd Louisiana Cavalry, Camp Last Hope, May 26th, 1865”, Plus 68 Names.

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Photographs

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3Y24 Portrait of unidentified man, albumin print
Portrait of "Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith, C.S.A, commanding Trans.-Miss. Department," albumin, undated
General Albert Pike, seated, with three boys, albumin, undated

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