A Guide to the S. G. Davidson Papers, 1860-1861
S. G. and Mary Davidson had several children and lived in Belton, Texas. During the Civil War, Capt. Davidson served under Lt. Col. T. C. Frost in the First Mounted Rifles Regiment of the Confederate Army. While stationed at Fort Chadbourne, he died during a skirmish with Native Americans in June 1861.
Cox, Mike. The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900. New York: Forge, 2008.
The S. G. Davidson Papers, 1860-1861, consist of correspondence between Davidson and his wife Mary regarding Austin at the time of Secession and frontier defense during the Civil War. The collection also includes photostat of an 1861 Belton newspaper.
This collection is open for research use.
S. G. Davidson Papers, 1860-1861, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Claire Maxwell, April 23, 1985.
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