A Guide to the Burr H. Duval Papers, 1836, undated
Born in Nelson County, Kentucky, Burr H. Duval (1809-1836) was the son of William Pope Duval and Nancy Hynes. After receiving his education from St. Joseph’s College in Kentucky, he traveled with his three brothers to fight in the Texas Revolution in 1835. Duval and his brothers initially served as mounted rangers before joining James W. Fannin, Jr.’s Provisional Regiment of Volunteers. He was appointed captain of a company of Kentucky Riflemen which later became the Kentucky Mustangs. Following Duval’s participation in the battle of Coleto, he was executed during the Goliad Massacre.
Roell, Craig H. "Duval, Burr H."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 18, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdu31.
Composed of a letter and a literary production, the Burr H. Duval Papers, 1836, undated, chronicle Duval’s experiences as a soldier in the Texas Revolution. A letter from Duval to his father describes military engagements, his activities, and the landscape of Texas. Additionally, a manuscript copy of Reuben M. Potter’s "Hymn of the Alamo" concerns the battle of the Alamo.
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Burr H. Duval Papers, 1836, undated, 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