University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda Counties Military Records, 1861-1862.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blanton, Annie Webb, 1870-1945.
Title: Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda Counties Military Records
Dates: 1861-1862
Abstract: Collection records names of officers, number of men in companies and their origin, inventory of arms, and remarks concerning the Twenty-second Brigade, Texas State Troops, under Brigadier General William Graham Webb in the early years of the Civil War. Also included are directives from headquarters printed separately and clipped from newspapers.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Brigadier General William Graham Webb (1824-1902) was a lawyer, soldier, and newspaperman from Georgia, who moved to La Grange, Texas, in 1844. He married Sarah Hill in 1848, and the couple had four children, including Eugenia Webb, mother to Annie Webb Blanton (1870-1945).

After fighting during the Mexican War, Webb joined the Texas Militia and practiced law in La Grange. The 22nd Brigrade of the Texas Militia, consisting of Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda Counties, formed in 1860 to fight for the Confederacy with Webb as brigadier general. Once the Civil War ended, Webb resumed his law practice and then bought the Daily Telegraph in Houston, where he acted as publisher and editor until 1873. He later ran a firm with his son Sam in Albany, Texas, and then practiced law in California.


Scope and Contents

Collection records names of officers, number of men in companies and their origin, inventory of arms, and remarks concerning the Twenty-second Brigade, Texas State Troops, under Brigadier General William Graham Webb in the early years of the Civil War. Also included are directives from headquarters printed separately and clipped from newspapers.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Webb, William G. (William Graham), 1824-1902.
Subjects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Places
Fayette County (Tex.)
Colorado County (Tex.)
Matagorda County (Tex.)
Wharton County (Tex.)
Texas. Militia. Brigade, 22nd.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda Counties Military Records, 1861-1862, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


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2F40 Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda Counties Military Records, 1861-1862