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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Information

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Williston Heartsill Papers, 1863-1865, 1908-1916, 1953



Descriptive Summary

Creator Heartsill, W.W. (William Williston), 1839-1916
Title William Williston Heartsill Papers
Dates: 1863-1865, 1908-1916, 1953
Extent 2 in.
Language English
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Information

William Williston Heartsill (1839-1916) was born in Louisville, Tennessee. He came to Marshall, Texas, in 1859, and joined the Confederate Army in 1861. he was taken prisoner by Union soldiers at Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863, and was held at Camp Douglas, Illinois, until he was exchanged in May 1863. In the 1870s he published his diary, with photographs, as Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army. In 1881 he was elected alderman and later served as mayor of Marshall. He died in Waco, Texas, July 28, 1916.

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Scope and Contents

Diary of William Williston Heartsill documents his experiences as a Confederate soldier in Company F, 2nd Texas Regiment, Mounted Rifles, and as a prisoner of war. Included are speeches he delivered to and funeral orations he gave for Confederate veterans.

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Index Terms

Persons:
Heartsill, W.W. (William Williston), 1839-1916--Archives.
Subjects:
Heartsill, W.W. (William Williston), 1839-1916 Fourteen hundred and ninety -one days in the Confederate army.
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Calvary Regiment, 2nd Company F
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans.

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Administrative Information

Cite as:

William Williston Heartsill Papers, 1863-1865, 1908-1916, 1953, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

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2D273 Diary, September 17, 1863 - February 12, 1865
Notes on Confederate veterans:
Patrick Cleburne
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Jonathan Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Theodore O'Hara
General
Notebook of remarks made upon the deaths of Confederate veterans, March 1908- July 6, 1916
Transcription of diary and notebook of remarks made upon the deaths of Confederate veterans, 1953
Transcription of notebook of remarks made upon the deaths of Confederate veterans, undated
Newspaper clippings, undated
Map of Polk County, Texas [photostat] undated

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