University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Franklin Champenois Family Papers, 1862-1905



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Champenois, John Franklin, 1841-1900
Title: Champenois, John Franklin, Family Papers
Dates: 1862-1905
Abstract: Composed of photocopies of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a photograph, the John Franklin Champenois Family Papers, 1862-1905, chronicle Champenois’ experiences fighting in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Accession No.: 87-250
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Mobile, Alabama, John Franklin Champenois (1841-1900) was the son of Isaac Champenois and Louisa A. Crabtree. During the Civil War, he enlisted in the 3rd Alabama Cavalry Regiment of the Confederate Army, and Champenois was imprisoned in Camp Morton, Indiana, between 1863 and 1865. Following the war, he returned to his wife, Fannie, and eventually settled in Shubuta, Mississippi.

Source:

Champenois, Cecil Tolbert, Jr. "John Franklin Champenois." Champenois Family. Accessed April 22, 2011. http://www.champenois.com/Family/campmorton.html.


Scope and Contents

Composed of photocopies of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a photograph, the John Franklin Champenois Family Papers, 1862-1905, chronicle Champenois’ experiences fighting in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Correspondence consists of letters to his wife Fannie and other family members describing military engagements, such as the battle of Fort Donelson, and conditions within the Camp Morton prison. Additionally, newspaper clippings include obituary notices, while a photograph depicts members of the Champenois family.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Champenois, Fannie.
Champenois, John Franklin, 1841-1900 -- Archives.
Champenois family -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Cavalry Regiment, 3rd.
Places
Camp Morton (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century.
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Franklin Champenois Family Papers, 1862-1905, 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

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2.325/G120 Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a photograph, 1862-1905