A Guide to the John A. Templeton Papers, 1861-1868, 1930
John A. Templeton (1844-1931) was a Confederate soldier in Company I of the 10th Texas Cavalry. He was captured at Chickamauga, Georgia, in late September 1863 and sent to the Zollicoffer barracks in Nashville, Tennessee. He was then transferred to Camp Douglas, Illinois, in October 1863 and later released on May 4, 1865. He owned extensive land holdings in Jacksonville, Texas, and surrounding areas. He was the first city secretary and one of the first aldermen of the newly incorporated town.
Smith, Gregg. Jacksonville, Texas: A Collection of History and Memorabilia, "John Allen Templeton,"http://www.tomatocapital.com/1880_census/templeton_john_a.asp (accessed June 16, 2010).
The John A. Templeton Papers, 1861-1863, 1930, contain letters, military and legal documents, and newspapers articles. The papers relate to Civil War camp life, reports of battle and skirmish action, Templeton’s capture at the Battle of Chickamauga (1863), imprisonment at Fort Dougles, Illinois, his prisoner parole and oath of allegiance to the Union, registration as an elector in Cherokee County, and also contain a copy of S. M. Templeton’s "Early Cumberland Presbyterian History in Texas" generated from the original negative Photostatic copy.
This collection is open for research use.
John A. Templeton Papers, 1861-1868, 1930, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers