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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William P. Rogers Papers, 1846-1862



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rogers, William P., 1819-1862
Title: Rogers, William P., Papers
Dates: 1846-1862
Abstract: Two bound Photostats of a diary and correspondence comprise the William P. Rogers Papers, 1846-1862, documenting his experiences as a soldier in the Mexican War and Civil War.
Accession No.: 1927
OCLC No.:
Extent: 2 vols.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Colonel William P. Rogers (1819-1862), born in Georgia, married Martha Halbert in 1840, and had six children. Against his father’s wishes, he attended law school and began practicing in 1842, eventually having Sam Houston as one of his clients and dear friends. After fighting in the Mexican War, Rogers served as a Confederate colonel in the Civil War, and was killed at the battle of Corinth.

Source: Parrish, T. Michael. “Rogers, William Peleg.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 18, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fro64.

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Scope and Contents

Two bound Photostats of a diary and correspondence comprise the William P. Rogers Papers, 1846-1862, documenting his experiences as a soldier in the Mexican War and Civil War. Roger’s diary (1846-1847) chronicles his experiences serving in the Mexican War, including battles he engaged in, soldiers’ conduct, and his opinions on the Mexican landscape and its people. Correspondence (1848-1862) consists primarily of letters written from Rogers to his wife during the Civil War describing battles he fought, his relations with members of his regiment, and his desire to return to his family, while also including letters from Rogers to “Helen,” and a letter from an officer, dated October 22, 1862, informing Mrs. Rogers of her husband’s death in battle.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Rogers, William P., 1819-1862 -- Archives.
Rogers, Martha Halbert.
Rogers family.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives, American.
Corinth, Battle of, Corinth, Miss., 1862.
Places
Houston (Tex.) -- History -- 19th Century -- Sources.
Monterrey (Mexico) -- History -- 19th Century -- Sources.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th Century -- Sources.
Corinth (Miss.) -- History -- 19th Century -- Sources.
Tupelo (Miss.) -- History -- 19th Century -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William P. Rogers Papers, 1846-1862, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F483 Correspondence, 1848-1862
Diary, July 3, 1846-May 6, 1847

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