A Guide to the Mary J. Minor Letters, 1863-1864
Born in Tennessee to Samuel Hunter, Mary J. Hunter moved with her family near Paris, Texas, in 1851. After her father’s death five years later, Mary married schoolteacher W. B. Minor around 1860. In 1862, W. B. enlisted in the Confederate Army and was stationed at various sites in Louisiana and Texas.
A bound typescript of correspondence composes the Mary J. Minor Letters, 1863-1864, documenting familial affairs and W. B. Minor’s activities in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Mary discusses life at home in Paris, Texas, while W. B. describes conditions within the army and military encampments in Alexandria, Louisiana, and Grand Prairie, Texas.
This collection is open for research use.
Mary J. Minor Letters, 1863-1864, 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.
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