University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Fort Ewell Records, 1852-1854



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fort Ewell (Tex.)
Title: Fort Ewell Records
Dates: 1852-1854
Abstract: Containing quartermaster records, the Fort Ewell Records, 1852-1854, concern the administration and acquisition of supplies for Fort Ewell, Fort Merrill, and the U.S. Army’s Regiment of Mounted Riflemen.
Accession No.: 84-211
Extent: 1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Named after Mexican War veteran Captain Richard S. Ewell, Fort Ewell in present-day La Salle County, Texas, was established in the 1852 on the Nueces River to guard the frontier and the San Antonio-Laredo Road. It housed numerous companies of the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, now the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, of the U.S. Army. Because of its poor location, Fort Ewell was abandoned in 1854.

Source:

Leatherwood, Art. "Fort Ewell."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed December 2, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qcf03.


Scope and Contents

Containing quartermaster records, the Fort Ewell Records, 1852-1854, concern the administration and acquisition of supplies for Fort Ewell, Fort Merrill, and the U.S. Army’s Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, including soldier W. E. Jones. The quartermaster records consist of requisitions, invoices, receipts, and returns for forage.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Jones, W. E.
Subjects (Organizations)
Fort Ewell (Tex.) -- Archives.
United States. Army -- Supplies and stores.
United States. Army. Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3rd.
Subjects
Military administration -- Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Places
Fort Merrill (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fort Ewell Records, 1852-1854, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Mullin, May 1986.

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

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2J113 Records, 1852-1854