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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the General Orders, No. 11, 1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Army. Department of Texas.
Creator: Granger, Gordon, 1822-1876
Title: General Orders, No. 11
Dates: 1865
Abstract: General Orders, No. 11, 1865, were issued by General Gordon Granger as commander of the U. S. Army’s Department of Texas and concern Texas citizens’ possession of archival material during the Reconstruction era.
Accession No.: 80-31
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Major General Gordon Granger issued General Orders No. 11 on July 22, 1865 from his Galveston Headquarters, just over a month into his command of the Department of Texas. The Orders required Texas citizens to declare and turn over to the occupying Federal Army all state-owned books, archives, and records held in their possession during the Civil War.

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Scope and Contents

General Orders, No. 11, 1865, were issued by General Gordon Granger as commander of the U. S. Army’s Department of Texas and concern Texas citizens’ possession of archival material during the Reconstruction era.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Granger, Gordon, 1822-1876
Subjects
Archives -- Texas -- History
Reconstruction (U.S. History, 1865-1877) -- Texas
United States. Army. Department of Texas -- Archives.
Places
Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

General Orders, No. 11, 1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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

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4Zf236 General Orders, No. 11, July 22, 1865

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