University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William M. Oden Papers, 1856-1864, 1874



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Oden, William M.
Title: Oden, William M., Papers
Dates:
Abstract: Composed of letters and a teaching certificate, the William M. Oden Papers, 1856-1864, 1874, document his experiences as a soldier of Walker’s Texas Division during the Civil War.
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Leon County, Texas, resident William M. Oden fought with Walker’s Texas Division during the Civil War and saw action in Louisiana and Arkansas. In 1874, Oden received a teaching certificate from his home county.


Scope and Contents

Composed of letters and a teaching certificate, the William M. Oden Papers, 1856-1864, 1874, document his experiences as a soldier in Walker’s Texas Division during the Civil War. Letters from home cover familial affairs.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Oden, William M. -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Walker's Texas Division
Confederate States of America. Army. Military life
Subjects
Soldiers -- Texas -- Leon County -- Correspondence
Places
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William M. Oden Papers, 1856-1864, 1874, 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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2F171 William M. Oden Papers, 1856-1864, 1874