A Guide to the Ferdinand Nehls Papers, 1853, [ca. 1861-1865]
Born in Germany, Ferdinand Nehls immigrated to the United States in 1855, eventually settling in Comal County, Texas, where he was a schoolmaster. During the Civil War, Nehls worked at the Headquarters of the Western Sub-District in Fort Brown, Texas.
Composed of typescripts and newspaper clippings, the Ferdinand Nehls Papers, 1853, [ca. 1861-1865], chronicle the daily orders of a Confederate Civil War Regiment. Daily orders and newspaper clippings are extracted from the order book of the Headquarters of the Western Sub-District in Fort Brown, and document regulations, unit orders, and the cost of supplies. Newspaper articles by Oscar Haas entitled “From Civil War Days” largely contain the same information as the typescripts.
This collection is open for research use.
Ferdinand Nehls Papers, 1853, [ca. 1861-1865], 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