University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Isaac Fulkerson Papers, 1861-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fulkerson, Isaac
Title: Isaac Fulkerson Papers
Dates: 1861-1865
Abstract: The collection consists of five letters written by Isaac Fulkerson to relatives, spanning the duration of the Civil War. Fulkerson was a member of the Eighth Texas Calvary Regiment, known as Terry’s Texas Rangers, a group of Texas volunteers for the Confederate Army.
Accession No.: 2008-208
Extent: 5 letters
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Fulkerson, Isaac, 1831-1889 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 8th
Subjects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Texas.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Isaac Fulkerson Papers, 1861-1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/F257 Letters, 1861-1865