University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Henry Oldham Robertson Papers, 1863-1864, and undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Robertson, Henry Oldham
Title: Robertson, Henry Oldham, Papers
Dates: 1863-1864, and undated
Abstract: A typescript of a reminiscences and a biographical sketch compose the Henry Oldham Robertson Papers, 1863-1864, and undated, chronicling his experiences as a soldier in Company I, 5th Texas Regiment (Hood’s Brigade) of the Confederate Army.
Accession No.: 65-034
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

During the Civil War, Henry Oldham Robertson served in Company I of the 5th Texas Regiment (Hood’s Brigade) in the Confederate Army. After being wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, Robertson was kept as a prisoner of war at the Hammond General Hospital in Point Lookout, Maryland. In April 1864, he was transferred to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, before being released several months later.


Scope and Contents

A typescript of a reminiscences and a biographical sketch compose the Henry Oldham Robertson Papers, 1863-1864, and undated, chronicling his experiences as a soldier in Company I, 5th Texas Regiment (Hood’s Brigade) of the Confederate Army. The reminiscences discuss his imprisonment and hospitalization in Point Lookout, Maryland, while the biographical sketch describes the Battle of Gettysburg and his capture by Union troops.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Robertson, Henry Oldham -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Brigade.
Subjects
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates.
Places
Point Lookout (Md.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Oldham Robertson Papers, 1863-1864, and undated, 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

box
2L261 Reminiscences, 1863-1864
Biographical sketch, undated