A Guide to the Sam Henderson Papers, 1862-1865
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Sam Henderson Papers, 1862-1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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