A Guide to the Randolph P. Moseley Papers, 1861-1863
Randolph P. Moseley, born in 1842 in Ohio, served as a Private with the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War. He enlisted on August 26, 1862 and mustered out on September 20, 1862. He was taken prisoner at Galveston, Texas, January 1, 1863, paroled on February 18, 1863, and mustered out on August 20, 1863. Under command of Colonel Isaac S. Burrell, Moseley’s infantry was attacked and forced to surrender by Confederate commander General Magruder at Galveston.
The Randolph P. Moseley papers, 1861-1863, consist of twelve letters, including Moseley’s parole document, and one diary, relating to Moseley’s activities as a soldier in the Civil War. Specifically, the papers give a detailed account of Moseley’s capture as well as the long marches and boat travels until his parole on February 18, 1863.
This collection is open for research use.
Randolph P. Moseley Papers, 1861-1863, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The 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