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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James A. Bourland Papers, 1841-1896 (bulk 1861-1865)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bourland, James A.
Title: Bourland, James A., Papers
Dates: 1841-1896 (bulk 1861-1865)
Abstract: Comprising negative microfilm reproductions of correspondence, orders, invoices, muster rolls, and other military documents, the James A. Bourland Papers, 1841-1896 (bulk 1861-1865), primarily chronicles Bourland's military career as commander of Texas troops in the Red River Valley during the Civil War and on the Texas-Cherokee Nation frontier.
Accession No.: 1932
Extent: 1 reel
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Colonel James A. Bourland became an officer of the Army of the Republic of Texas in about 1837. During the Civil War, he commanded a Confederate regiment of Texas troops in the Red River Valley. Bourland later led forces on the Texas-Cherokee Nation border in what became Oklahoma.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising negative microfilm reproductions of correspondence, orders, invoices, muster rolls, and other military documents, the James A. Bourland Papers, 1841-1896 (bulk 1861-1865), primarily chronicles Bourland's military career as commander of Texas troops in the Red River Valley during the Civil War and on the Texas-Cherokee Nation frontier. Copied from the originals held by the Library of Congress, the collection concerns the regiment's operations, relations between the people and governments of the Republic of Texas and the United States, the Cherokee Territory, and conflicts between Confederate and Union supporters during the Civil War.

Archivist's note: The James A. Bourland Papers are also available in positive microfilm as Roll #192B of the Ramsdell Collection of Southern History Documents. Additionally, a detailed inventory is available in the collection's holding record.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bourland, James A. -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army.
Texas. Army
United States. Army -- Officers -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Subjects
Cherokee Indians -- History -- 19th century
Places
Red River Valley (Tex.-La.) -- History -- 19th Century
Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James A. Bourland Papers, 1841-1896 (bulk 1861-1865), 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

microfilm
Reel 802.44 negative Papers, 1837-1889

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