University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ferdinand Nehls Papers, 1853, [ca. 1861-1865]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nehls, Ferdinand
Title: Ferdinand, Nehls, Papers
Dates: 1853, [ca. 1861-1865]
Abstract: Composed of typescripts and newspaper clippings, the Ferdinand Nehls Papers, 1853, [ca. 1861-1865], chronicle the daily orders of a Confederate Civil War Regiment.
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 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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Nehls, Ferdinand -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army
Places
Fort Brown (Brownsville, Tex.)
Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ferdinand Nehls Papers, 1853, [ca. 1861-1865], 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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2N238 Ferdinand Nehls Papers, 1853, [ca. 1861-1865]