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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Samuel Houston, Jr. Papers, 1862, 1886



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Houston, Samuel, Jr.
Title: Houston, Samuel, Jr. Papers
Dates: 1862, 1886
Abstract: Samuel Houston, Jr., a physician, soldier, and author, was the eldest of eight children of Sam and Margaret Moffette (Lea) Houston. The papers are comprised of a literary production by Houston as well as a pencil and ink drawing.
Accession No.: 99-221
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Samuel Houston, Jr. (1843-1894) was the eldest of eight children of Sam and Margaret Moffette (Lea) Houston. Born at Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, he attended Bastrop Military Institute (later the Texas Military Institute, Austin) but joined the Confederate Army in 1861 before he could finish. He fought at the Battle of Shiloh (1862). After his capture during the battle, he was incarcerated for several months at Camp Douglas. Upon the end of the Civil War, Houston studied at Baylor University in Independence and University of Pennsylvania medical school. He practiced medicine for a time before becoming an author, best known for a collection of articles and short stories, entitled Sam Houston’s Rambling Rustlings. He married Lucy Anderson in 1875 and had three children. Upon her death in 1886 Houston moved in with his sister Margaret in Independence, Texas, where he died in 1894.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Houston, Sam, Jr.," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HH/fho74.html (accessed July 21, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Samuel Houston, Jr. Papers, 1862, 1886, are comprised of a literary production by Houston as well as a pencil and ink drawing. The narrative, 1886, relates to his participation in the Battle of Shiloh as a Confederate soldier. The drawing, 1862, an original drawn by Houston, depicts a Civil War battle, and also contains the lyrics to the "Bonney Blue Flag," a Confederate Army marching song.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Houston, Samuel, 1843-1894--Archives.
Houston, Andrew Jackson, 1854-1941.
Houston, Lucy Anderson.
Houston, Margaret Lea, 1819-1867.
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Houston, Temple Lea, 1860-1905.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army.
Subjects
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862--Personal narratives.
Places
Shiloh (Tenn.).
Bastrop (Tex.).
Georgetown (Tenn.).
Independence (Tenn.).
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields--Pictorial works.

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Related Material

See also the Sam Houston Papers, 1814-1957.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Houston, Jr. Papers, 1862, 1886, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kate Adams, November 1999.

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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2R35 Drawing, 1862
box
2R55 Shiloh Shadows, Narrative, 1886

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