A Guide to the Monroe F. Cockrell Collection, 1862, 1864, 1963-1964
Monroe Fulkerson Cockrell (1884-1972) lived in Evanston, Illinois, and served as Vice President of the Continental and Illinois National Bank and Trust Company in Chicago. He was also a Civil War historian and genealogist and wrote numerous books, including History of Early Dallas (1944), Gunner with Stonewall: Reminiscences of Thomas Poague (1957), and The Early Cockrells in Missouri (1966).
Missouri Valley Special Collections. "Monroe F. Cockrell Papers." Kansas City Public Library. Accessed November 9, 2010. http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37045.
The Monroe F. Cockrell Collection, 1862, 1864, 1963-1964, contains three letters concerning the Confederate Army’s battles, hospitals, and railroads during the Civil War. The collection includes a photocopy and transcript of a January 6, 1862, letter by Confederate Colonel A. P. Hill, discussing the impending battle of Bull Run. The transcript contains notes dated 1963 by historian Lester N. Fitzhugh and Cockrell. A typescript of a March 28, 1864, letter by S. H. Stout describes his work as Confederate Medical Director of Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia, and contains an end note by Cockrell in 1964. The final letter transcript, dated July 27, 1964, is an analysis by Cockrell regarding the Manassas Junction and Centreville Confederate Military Railroad, a part of the Orange, Alexandria, and Manassas Railroad.
This collection is open for research use.
Monroe F. Cockrell Collection, 1862, 1864, 1963-1964, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by W. H. Richter, September 1964.
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