University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the David H. Henkel Papers, 1855, 1861-1864



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Henkel, David H., b. ca. 1839
Title: Henkel, David H., papers
Dates: 1855, 1861-1864
Abstract: Comprising correspondence and an essay, the David H. Henkel Papers, 1855, 1861-1864, document Henkel’s service in different divisions of the Confederate Army in Virginia and Kentucky during the Civil War as well as his work as a student at New Market Academy.
Accession No.: 66-020
Extent: 11 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, David H. Henkel (b. ca. 1839) attended New Market Academy in 1855 and worked as a miller in New Market. In 1861, he enlisted in the 19th Virginia Infantry’s Company G of the Confederate Army, later serving as hospital steward of McIntosh’s Battalion. During the Civil War, Henkel fought in various battles in Virginia and Kentucky, and in 1864, he married Leanna Printz.

Source:

Henkel & Kagey Family Letters, 1863-1864, Manuscript #00274, Civil War & Shenandoah Valley History, Virginia Military Institute Archives. Accessed June 14, 2011. http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=7623.


Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence and an essay, the David H. Henkel Papers, 1855, 1861-1864, document Henkel’s service in different divisions of the Confederate Army during the Civil War as well as his work as a student at New Market Academy. Letters written by Henkel to his brother Rev. Soc. Henkel and his wife, 1861-1864, discuss the conditions of military camps and various battles in Virginia and Kentucky, such as Bowling Green, Fairfax Station, and Shenandoah Valley. Additionally, the collection contains Henkel’s 1855 one-page essay about Thomas Jefferson, written while attending New Market Academy.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Henkel, David H., b. ca. 1839 -- Archives.
Henkel family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army -- Military life.
New Market Academy
Places
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David H. Henkel Papers, 1855, 1861-1864, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L423 David H. Henkel Papers, 1855-1861-1864