University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the E. W. Chambers Diary, [ca. 1857]-1956



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chambers, E. W. (Elijah Windsor), 1840-1892
Title: Chambers, E. W., diary
Dates: [ca. 1857]-1956
Abstract: The E. W. Chambers Diary, [ca. 1857]-1956, chronicles the daily military life of Elijah Windsor Chambers during his service in Captain John W. Kolfus’s company of the 16th Texas Cavalry Volunteer Regiment in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Accession No.: 2003-125
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Indiana, Elijah Windsor Chambers (1840-1892) was one of thirteen children to Elisha and Margaret Ann (Mannon) Chambers, including William Clinton (1836-1862), James Milton Chambers (1844-1862), and Elizabeth Bryan. Elijah, William, and James served together in Captain John W. Kolfus’s company of the 16th Texas Cavalry Volunteer Regiment in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. In 1866, E. W. Chambers married M. M. McPherson, with whom he had several children.


Scope and Contents

The E. W. Chambers Diary, [ca. 1857]-1956, chronicles the daily military life of Elijah Windsor Chambers during his service in Captain John W. Kolfus’s company of the 16th Texas Cavalry Volunteer Regiment in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The diary also contains writings by J. Milton Houston, [ca. 1857], as well as a listing of Chambers family births and deaths from 1810 to 1956. Additionally, the collection includes a transcript of the diary, transcripts of letters from Chambers to his sister Elizabeth Bryan, 1862-1863, as well as photocopies of military records and a family photograph.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

The donor retains copyright of collection, and permission from donor required for publication of materials.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Chambers, E. W. (Elijah Windsor), 1840-1892 -- Archives.
Houston, J. Milton.
Bryan, Elizabeth Chambers.
Chambers family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 16th.
Subjects
Military camps -- Southern States.
Places
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Related Material

See also Chambers (William Clinton) Family Papers


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E. W. Chambers Diary, [ca. 1857]-1956, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
3J299 Civil War diary of Elijah Windsor Chambers with writings by J. M. Houston and a listing of Chambers family births and deaths, 1810-1956
Transcript of diary
Photocopies
Transcript of letters from E. W. Chambers to his sister Elizabeth Chambers Bryan, 1862-1863