A Guide to the L. M. Cravens Papers, 1862-
The son of Jesse Peterson and Lucretia (Curry) Cravens, Lamar Mirabeau Cravens (1837-1909) served as Confederate captain of the First Mississippi Cavalry Regiment’s Company F during the Civil War. In 1861, he married Martha Calfurnia Drake in Noxubee, Mississippi, and the couple had eight children before moving to Texas. Following the war, Cravens operated a farm and other businesses.
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Composed of Photostats of military records, speeches, a letter, certificates, and an orchard plan, the L. M. Cravens Papers, 1862-, document Cravens’ military career as captain of Company F of the Confederate Army’s First Mississippi Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. The military records, 1862-1863, comprise muster rolls, a list of discharged soldiers, bills, an inventory of a deceased soldier’s property, and special orders from Col. R. A. Pinson. An 1862 account describes clothing issued to the Fifteenth Texas Volunteer Infantry of the Confederate Army, while speeches by Cravens, , undated, discuss politics during the Reconstruction Era. Additionally, the collection contains an 1863 medical certificate for W. M. Shaw, an 1865 Master Mason certificate for Cravens, an 1866 letter to Cravens from R. A. Pinson, and an undated plan for a fruit orchard.
This collection is open for research use.
L. M. Cravens Papers, 1862-, 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