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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Civil War Miscellany, 1855-1894



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Civil War Miscellany
Title Civil War Miscellany
Dates: 1855-1894.
Abstract This collection consists of diverse items connected in some way with the Civil War. The material concerns both Union and Confederate soldiers and has many points of origin. Predominant in the collection is a Civil War biographical file containing personal letters to and from soldiers as well as a few official letters and documents and a few papers not related to the war.
Accession No. 66-054; 82-352; 87-036; 91-067; 91-179; 92-146; 2009-261
Extent 10 in.; manuscript, typescript, printed, photographic.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of diverse items connected in some way with the Civil War. Material concerns both Union and Confederate soldiers and has many points of origin. Predominant in the collection is a Civil War biographical file containing personal letters to and from soldiers as well as a few official letters and documents and a few papers not related to the war. Among the items included are financial records of the River and Railroad Transportation Office of the Quartermaster Department of the Union Army in Little Rock, Arkansas, including transport of troops, supplies, and refugees; diary of a Union soldier of the Fifteenth Corps; stereoviews of the siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, May 27 to July 9, 1863; conscription and exemption documents; and Special Field Order, No. 65 (April 27, 1865), from William T. Sherman terminating the war for armies under Albert Sidney Johnston and for the country east of the Chattahoochie River. Included are correspondence, diary, military orders, requisitions, commissions, election certificates, financial records, stereoviews, and poems. Many of the items are photocopies.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
Cecil, William
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877.
Gray, George H.
Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862
Terrel, John C.
Brown, Thomas -- Photographs.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Subjects
Ordnance -- Photographs.
Soldiers -- United States -- Archives.
Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

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2C447 Discharge:
Allen, Stephen, in Houston, 1865
Correspondence:
Armistead, George, from sister in Texas, 1864
Atkins, Seth, Camp Gano, 1864 to Mary A. Ross, Bell County, Texas
Austin, Texas, unidentified correspondence 1863
Besser, Charles, from wife, describing conditions in Mississippi 1861,
Bonner, M. (W.) H., to W. L. Gammage, 1863
Boyce, William, to mother from Washington, Arkansas 1862,
Brent, George W., discussing quartermaster problems in the West 1865,
Brown, Thomas, Governor of Florida, 1866
Brownsville, Texas, camp near los Indolous, unidentified correspondence 1865,
Camp Gano, Sevier County, Arkansas, unidentified correspondence, 1864
Clark, James, to wife from Smith County, Texas, 1864
Clopton, Anthony and Clopton, H., from Brownsville, and Beaumont, 1863, 1865
Cobb, Thomas R., Montgomery, to Governor Brown 1861,
Cramer, Charles, from Houston, Texas, 1863
Divine, Patt, to wife, 1863
Douglas, W. S., from Louisiana describing conditions and activities
Drayton, Thomas F., from South Carolina, 1860-1861
Enloe, Abraham, from Collin County, Texas, discussing his Union sentiments 1855-1861,
Featherston, W. S., from Alabama 1864,
Ferguson, S. W., written in South Carolina 1861,
Forrest, Nathan B., 1862
Gandy, B. P., to his sister from “Bonhum” 1864,
Garland, Samuel, from Virginia 1862,
Gist, William H., as Governor of South Carolina, 1860-1863
Harper, William, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, to wife 1864,
Helmitag (?), F. W., Mobile, Alabama, to officers of 2nd Alabama (?) Regiment 1861,
Hemphill, John, 1861
Hill, A. C., from Louisiana 1863,
Hunter, D., dealing with his operations in Texas 1862-1863,
Hurley, W. W., concerning his operations on the Texas Coast 1863-1865,
Bradbury, B., relating to the effects of the Civil War on New Orleans 1863-1865,
Cecil, William, muster rolls, requisition and other materials 1862-1865,
Jackson, “Stonewall,” hair from Old Sorrel's tail, 1891
Johnson, Irwin, 1861
Krumbhar, W. B., orders, one from the “Army of Texas” 1862-1864,
Leach, William A., Manassas Junction, 1862 to Mildred (Ellis?), and Orange County Courthouse, to Mildred 1864,
Lubbock, R. R., to wife from Richmond, Virginia, 1864
McGee, Lieutenant W. S., Camp Liberty, Mississippi, to cousin 1864,
Marsh, D. W., Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1861
Miles, William, to General P. G. T. Beauregard
Moffatt, J. S., after Lee's surrender 1865,
Moon, A. B., Montgomery, Alabama, 1861 to Colonel James Crawford concerning transfer of state troops to Confederate Army
Morris, R. H., 1863
Neal, William A., from Camp Velasco, to his wife in Navarro County, Tex. July 18, 1864,
New London, New York, unidentified correspondence 1862,
Oden, Joseph and wife, 1863
Olds, W. C. Goldsboro, North Carolina, concerning Sherman's raid 1865,
Parker, G. M., Mobile, Alabama, to Major F. Stewart concerning Parker's commission 1861,
Robinson, Alfred L, discussing his operations on Texas Coast 1863,
Ross, Robert, from Texas 1863-1864,
Smith, Georgia, 1862
Smith, Thomas, 1859-1860
Stuart, J. E. B., 1863
Wallis, J. E., from his wife, 1862
Wallis, J. E., from his wife, 1862
Ward, I. L., Wellborn, Abs. (?), Eving Point, Virginia, 1861
Wyatt, W. H., 1864
Wymanglines, Anson, 1863
Wynne, W. D., 1861
Yale, J. W., from Texas 1865,
Correspondence: [2009-261]
Dana, General, General Order to, January 12, 1863
Gorman, A.P., letter to, on U.S. Senate letterhead, signed by several governors and senators, December 3, 1894
Herbert, General P.O., General Order No. 11, Dept. of Texas, February 19, 1862
Johnston, Joseph E., to General John B. Gordon, U.S. Senate, May 15, 1878
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2N237 Correspondence
Military orders
Financial Records (Arkansas)
Poem about the 12th Regiment
Conscription documents
Transportation order, 1864
Affidavit re: Conscription, 1864
Certificates of election for George H. Gray and John C. Terrell, 1860-1862
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2.325/T3 List of men at Camp Green, 1865
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3Y12 Stereoviews of camp scenes
Lithograph of Thomas Brown, Governor of Florida

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