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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Banta and John Wesley Cadwell, Jr. Narrative, 1893



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Banta, William
Title: William Banta and John Wesley Cadwell, Jr. Narrative
Dates: 1893
Abstract: Biographical and general historical narrative by Banta (b. 1827) and Cadwell concerns the lives of Banta and John Wesley Cadwell, Sr. (1824-1888), and their service in the Texas Rangers. It was published in 1893 as Twenty-Seven Years on the Frontier, or Fifty Years in Texas.
Extent: 1 inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Banta, Indian fighter, Civil War soldier, and autobiographer, was born in Warrick County, Indiana, on June 23, 1827, the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Barker) Banta. Banta organized and commanded the first company of minutemen in Burnet County and participated in nearly every engagement against Indians in the region throughout the 1850s. He saw service on the Texas frontier during the Civil War as lieutenant, then captain, of Company A of the Frontier Regiment. With J. W. Caldwell he wrote an account of his life in Texas, Twenty-Seven Years on the Texas Frontier, published in 1893.

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Scope and Contents

Biographical and general historical narrative by Banta (b. 1827) and Cadwell concerns the lives of Banta and John Wesley Cadwell, Sr. (1824-1888), and their service in the Texas Rangers. It was published in 1893 as Twenty-Seven Years on the Frontier, or Fifty Years in Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Banta, William.
Cadwell, John Wesley, Jr.
Cadwell, John Wesley, Sr.
Frontier and pioneer life.
Indians.
Texas Rangers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Banta and John Wesley Cadwell, Jr. Narrative, 1893, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q432 Narrative, 1893

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