University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Gordon (Thomas Tolson) Reminiscences, 1844-1933.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gordon, Thomas Tolson, 1844-1923
Title: Thomas Tolson Gordon Reminiscences
Dates: 1844-1933
Abstract: The Thomas Tolson Gordon Reminiscences, 1844-1933, consist of two copies of a dictation by Gordon about his early life as a Confederate soldier and traveler in Brazil from 1866 to 1868.
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Born in Alabama, Thomas Tolson Gordon (1844-1923) was educated in Pennsylvania. He served in the Confederate 6th Alabama Infantry and the 53rd Alabama Cavalry during the Civil War. From 1866 to 1868, Gordon traveled throughout Brazil, describing the people and social conditions. Gordon married Mary Bouhanan in 1901 and died in 1923.


Scope and Contents

The Thomas Tolson Gordon Reminiscences, 1844-1933, consist of two copies of a dictation by Gordon about his early life as a Confederate soldier and traveler in Brazil from 1866 to 1868.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gordon, Thomas Tolson, 1844-1923--Archives
Subjects
Confederate States of America, Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 6th.
Confederate States of America, Army. Alabama Cavalry Regiment, 53th.
Places
Brazil. Description and travel.
Rio de Janerio (Brazil)--Description and travel
Unites States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

Related Material

See also Mary Bouhanan Gordon Reminiscences, 1848-1933 http://http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/02151/cah-02151.html


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Tolson Gordon Reminiscences, 1844-1933, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R3 Reminiscences, 1844-1933