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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 Mitchell Henderson McCuistion Diary, 1863-1866



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McCuistion, Mitchell Henderson, Diary, 1863-1866
Title: McCuistion, Mitchell Henderson, Diary
Dates: 1863-1866
Abstract: Containing almost daily entries, the Mitchell Henderson McCuistion Diary, 1863-1866, documents his experiences during the Civil War.
Accession No.: 1943
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Bedford County, Tennessee, Mitchell Henderson McCuistion (1828-1897) moved with his family to Lamar County, Texas, at age ten. He farmed and served as a tax assessor and collector for the county until enlisting in Company K, Ninth Texas Infantry of the Confederate Army in 1862. Notably, McCuistion participated in the Siege of Vickburg, the Battle of Chickamauga and the Atlanta and Nashville campaigns before surrendering in 1865. After the war, McCuistion returned to Lamar County, where his wife had died in 1862, and remarried the widowed Nancy (Holbrook) Moore, with whom he had three sons and two daughters. While continuing to farm, McCuistion became a leader in local politics, winning a seat in the Fourteen and Fifteenth Texas Legislatures.

Source:

Miller, Aragorn Storm. "McCuistion, Mitchell Henderson."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 11, 2011.

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Scope and Contents

Containing almost daily entries, the Mitchell Henderson McCuistion Diary, 1863-1866, documents his experiences during the Civil War and its aftermath. Entries discuss military operations around Atlanta in 1864, the decimation of his unit at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee and their retreat into Alabama where they surrendered. Additionally, his diary chronicles his return to Texas following the end of the war.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Due to the fragility of these manuscripts the microfilm should be used rather than the original manuscript.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
McCuistion, Mitchell Henderson, 1828-1897 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 9th.
Subjects
Soldiers -- Texas -- Diaries
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 -- Personal narratives
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863 -- Personal narratives
Franklin, Battle of, Franklin, Tenn., 1864 -- Personal narratives
Places
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 -- Personal narratives, Confederate

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mitchell Henderson McCuistion Diary, 1863-1866, 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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2D109 Mitchell Henderson McCuistion Diary, 1863-1866 [RESTRICTED]
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2E427 Photocopy of Diary
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805.17 Microfilm copy of Diary

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