A Guide to the George Lee Robertson Papers, 1839-1869
George Lee Robertson (c. 1842-?) was a wealthy student from Austin who fought in the 4th Texas Volunteer Infantry (CSA) during the Civil War. He was stationed in Arkansas, Virginia and Texas and taken prisoner by Union forces.
The George Lee Robertson Papers, 1839-1869, comprising Photostat correspondence to and from Robertson and chronicle his experiences during the Civil War. The letters discuss forced marches, military orders, battles, camp life, and life as a prisoner of war. Also included are accounts of clothing and payments received from the Confederate Army.
This collection is open for research use.
George Lee Robertson Papers, 1839-1869, 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