A Guide to the Isaac Fulkerson Papers, 1861-1865
Isaac Fulkerson (1831-1889), of Brenham, Texas, was a member of the Eighth Texas Calvary Regiment, known as Terry’s Texas Rangers, a group of Texas volunteers for the Confederate Army.
The collection consists of five letters written by Isaac Fulkerson to relatives, spanning the duration of the Civil War. In the first letter, written in January 1861 in Brenham, Texas, Fulkerson describes the political climate in Texas and public support for secession. The remaining four letters are addressed to his sister and were written in Brenham, Texas and in Georgia. They recount Fulkerson’s joining of the Confederate Army and his subsequent experiences during the Civil War.
Isaac Fulkerson Papers, 1861-1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers