A Guide to the Joseph Bledsoe Papers, 1854-1865
Joseph Bledsoe (1827-1880) came to Texas in the early 1850s as a surveyor, practiced law in Austin (1854-1858) and Denton (1858-1860), and was wounded as a Confederate soldier. In later life he served as judge of the Twenty-seventh District and practiced law in Sherman.
Correspondence of Bledsoe concerning Brownsville during the Civil War and Austin before and after it.
Joseph Bledsoe Papers, 1854-1865, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers