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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the L. M. Cravens Papers, 1862-[1878]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cravens, Lamar Mirabeau, 1837-1909
Title: Cravens, L. M., papers
Dates: 1862-[1878]
Abstract: Composed of Photostats of military records, speeches, a letter, certificates, and an orchard plan, the L. M. Cravens Papers, 1862-[1878], document Cravens’ military career as captain of Company F of the Confederate Army’s First Mississippi Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War.
Accession No.: 1946
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Sources:

"Lamar M. Cravens." Find A Grave. Accessed May 16, 2011. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67947391.

"Cravens Family History." The Tin Type Shop. Accessed May 16, 2011. http://www.thetintypeshop.com/family/Douglas/Surnames/AtoC/CR/Craven/cravenhistory.html.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of Photostats of military records, speeches, a letter, certificates, and an orchard plan, the L. M. Cravens Papers, 1862-[1878], 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, [1878], 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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cravens, Lamar Mirabeau, 1837-1909 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America, Army. Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, 1st. Company F.
Confederate States of America, Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 15th.
Places
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1877.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

L. M. Cravens Papers, 1862-[1878], 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

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2D13 Papers, 1862-[1878]
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3S186 Muster rolls, 1862-1863
Account of issued clothing, 1862
Plan of orchard, undated

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