A Guide to the William M. Oden Papers, 1856-1864, 1874
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
William M. Oden Papers, 1856-1864, 1874, 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