A Guide to the V. M. Randolph Records, 1846-1847
A native of Alabama, V. M. Randolph served as a captain in the United States Navy during the Mexican War and the Civil War. In 1846, Randolph organized the transfer of ships of the Texas Navy to the United States Navy, following the passage of a Congressional act authorizing the sale of the navy in 1843.
Daniel, James M. "Texas Navy."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 5, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qjt02.
McPherson, Edward. The Political History of the United States of America during the Great Rebellion. Washington, D. C.: James J. Chapman, 1882.
Photocopies of correspondence and an auction list compose the V. M. Randolph Records, 1846-1847, documenting Randolph’s involvement in the transfer of the Texas Navy to the United States Navy during the Mexican War. Correspondence consists of letters exchanged with other navy officials, while an auction list concerns the sale of naval equipment.
This collection is open for research use.
V. M. Randolph Records, 1846-1847, 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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