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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 Edward Richardson Crockett Diary, 1864-1865, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Crockett, Edward Richardson, 1834-1917
Title: Crockett, Edward Richardson, diary
Dates: 1864-1865, undated
Abstract: Comprising a volume of Photostats, the Edward Richardson Crockett Diary, 1864-1865, undated, documents Crockett’s Confederate service in Company F of Hood’s Brigade during the Civil War. The journal primarily describes the activities of Hood’s Brigade and the battles of Cold Harbor, Spotsylvania Court House, and the Wilderness. The diary also contains a muster roll for Company F, poems by Crockett, an ordinance report for April 1864, and a missive to his wife about letters he received. Furthermore, a brief, undated biography about Crockett by Fannie Crockett prefaces the diary.
Extent: 1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Decatur, Alabama, Edward Richardson Crockett (1834-1917) settled in Oso, Texas, around 1853 and married Agnes Mercer, with whom he had three children. During the Civil War, he enlisted in Company F, Fourth Texas Infantry, Hood’s Brigade of the Confederate Army, rising to the rank of captain. Wounded seven times and imprisoned twice, Crockett fought at the battles of Gettysburg, Chickamauga, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, among a hundred other engagements. Following the war, he operated a farm near Manor and later near Georgetown.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising a volume of Photostats, the Edward Richardson Crockett Diary, 1864-1865, undated, documents Crockett’s Confederate service in Company F of Hood’s Brigade during the Civil War. The journal primarily describes the activities of Hood’s Brigade and the battles of Cold Harbor, Spotsylvania Court House, and the Wilderness. The diary also contains a muster roll for Company F, poems by Crockett, an ordinance report for April 1864, and a missive to his wife about letters he received. Furthermore, a brief, undated biography about Crockett by Fannie Crockett prefaces the diary.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Crockett, Edward Richardson, 1834-1917 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Brigade.
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 4th. Company F.
Subjects
Cold Harbor, Battle of, Va., 1864.
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864.
Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864.
Places
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward Richardson Crockett Diary, 1864-1865, undated, 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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2D15 Edward Richardson Crockett Diary, 1864-1865, undated

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