A Guide to the Albert Jernigan Letters, 1872-1899, 1953
During the Civil War, Albert Jernigan served as a noncommissioned officer in the 6th Texas Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Army. After being wounded in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, he settled in Austin, Texas.
Photostats of correspondence and financial records compose the Albert Jernigan Letters, 1872-1899, 1953, documenting Jernigan’s financial matters and his experiences fighting in the 6th Texas Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. A photocopy of a letter to his parents describes Jernigan and his regiment’s actions during the Battle of Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863, while also describing an injury that led to the loss of his right arm. Financial records are comprised of land deeds, tax receipts, stock certificates, and several other business documents.
This collection is open for research use.
Albert Jernigan Letters, 1872-1899, 1953, 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.
Subsequent revisions made by Maria Soscia, June 2012.
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