University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Sam Henderson Papers, 1862-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Henderson, Sam
Title: Henderson, Sam, Papers
Dates: 1862-1865
Abstract: Comprising Photostats of correspondence, military orders, oaths, certificates, a railroad pass, and a pardon, the Sam Henderson Papers, 1862-1865, document Henderson’s activities during and immediately following the Civil War.
Extent: 1 vol., 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

New Orleanian Captain Sam Henderson commanded a company of scouts for the Army of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana during the Civil War, during which time he was captured and held as a prisoner of war until 1865. Shortly thereafter, Henderson took an oath of allegiance to the United States, restoring his property and political rights.


Scope and Contents

Comprising photostats of correspondence, military orders, oaths, certificates, a railroad pass, and a pardon, the Sam Henderson Papers, 1862-1865, document Henderson’s activities during and immediately following the Civil War. The collection concerns his command of a company of scouts for the Confederate Army, including correspondence with General John C. Pemberton; his parole as a prisoner of war; and the restoration of his rights following an oath of allegiance to the United States.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Henderson, Sam -- Archives
Henderson, Thomas
Pemberton, John C. (John Clifford), 1814-1881
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army.
Subjects
Loyalty oaths -- United States
Reconstruction (U. S. history 1865-1877) -- Southern states
Scouts (Reconnaissance) -- Confederate States of America
Places
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sam Henderson Papers, 1862-1865, 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
2D274 Papers, 1862-1865
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3S186 Pardon, 1865