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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 John S. Dudley Papers, 1856-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dudley, John S., d. 1863
Title: John S. Dudley Papers
Dates: 1856-1865
Abstract: Correspondence, financial papers, and receipts comprise the John S. Dudley Papers, 1856-1865, documenting Dudley’s domestic expenses and military service during the Civil War.
Accession No.: 65-132
OCLC No.:
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Farmer and soldier John S. Dudley (d. 1863) was born to John Dudley and Nancy Cartledge in Moore County, Tennessee. Dudley settled on a farm in Alabama, where he married Martha Caroline Maples and had two children. In 1861, Dudley enlisted in the Confederate Army and was killed at the battle of Chancellorsville two years later. After his death, his wife moved to Collin County, Texas.

Source: “Descendents of Luke Landers.” Family Tree Maker. Accessed May 18, 2011. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/r/Decody-B-Marble/BOOK-0001/0009-0005.html.

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Scope and Contents

Photocopies of correspondence, financial papers, and receipts comprise the John S. Dudley Papers, 1856-1865, documenting Dudley’s domestic expenses and military service during the Civil War. Financial papers and receipts (1859-1861) shed light on Dudley’s farming expenses before the Civil War. Correspondence consists of a letter by G. P. Green to Dudley (1856), a letter from Dudley to John Butler describing war conditions in Virginia (1861), and a letter from George R. Hodges to Martha C. Dudley offering condolences after the death of her husband (1863). Additionally, the collection includes Martha C. Dudley’s oath of allegiance to the United States of America (1865).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dudley, John S., d. 1863, -- Archives.
Dudley, Martha C.
Green, G. P.
Butler, John
Hodges, George R.
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863.
Places
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns & battles -- Virginia.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John S. Dudley Papers, 1856-1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L127 Financial papers and receipts, 1859-1861
Martha C. Dudley's oath of allegiance to the United States of America, October 1865
Correspondence:
G. P. Green to J. S. Dudley, July 26, 1856
J. S. Dudley to John Butler, December 3, 1861
George R. Hodges to Mrs. M. C. Dudley, May 13, 1863

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