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Edwin N. Swinburn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0176
Scope and Contents This collection has photocopies of Edwin N. Swinburn's autobiography, his Confederate enlistment and discharge papers, newspaper articles about his wife's death, and reminiscences of his 86th, 88th, 90th birthday.

Frederick Voigt Letters

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Identifier: A-0117
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopis and typed transcripts of letters from Voigt to his first wife, written during his service in the Confederate Army. They contain descriptions of camp life including health conditions, food, clothing, and drilling. He also writes about the progress of the war and personal matters relating to family and Nacogdoches friends. Among those persons mentioned frequently are Fritz Hoya, Charles S. Taylor and family, Capt. Henry C. Hancock, William Clark, and W....

Henry Parks Garrison Letters

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Identifier: A-0057
Scope and Contents Typescripts of correspondence between Garrison and family members during his Confederate military service. Includes material on politics, camp conditions, social life, combat, inflation, and family matters. His letters encompass the years of 1860 to 1863 and relate to his family the details of army life, battles he fought during the Civil War, and the hardships suffered by the Confederate troops. The letters convey his hopes for a quick end to the rebellion and that the...

Henry T. Curl Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0013
Scope and Contents These papers include Civil War letters from Henry Curl to his wife, Julia, and one to her brother, Lawrence S. Taylor. The letter to Lawrence is quite long and gives an extremely detailed and interesting account of Henry's experiences in the war.

Henry Watson Letters

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Identifier: A-0140
Scope and Contents Civil War letters from Watson, Rusk County soldier, to his parents and sister while serving in the Texas Cavalry. Also include service records, receipt for a gun, and a pension application. This is a collection of photocopied material.

James Allen Kirkpatrick Diary

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Identifier: A-0085
Scope and Contents Typescript of the diary (actually reminiscences) of the Nacogdoches native's experiences in the Civil War and later as a sheep rancher in Laredo, Texas (1841-1908). Genealogical data on the Kirkpatrick family is also included.

John C. Birdwell Letters

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Identifier: A-0116
Scope and Contents This collection consists of typescript copies of Civil War letters between John C. Birdwell and wife Adaline Birdwell. A farmer, John Birdwell included instructions for running the farm in his absence. Her letters report the progress of crops and livestock. Both recount their hardships during the war as well as news of family and friends. John C. Birdwell describes Confederate camp conditions depicting disease epidemics, food, music, gambling, funerals, weather, and ragged condition of the...

John Scouller McCulloch Reminiscences

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Identifier: A-0056
Scope and Contents McCulloch's memory of experiences in 1864 as a Union Army chaplain taken prisoner at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, and marched to Camp Ford near Tyler, Texas. Describes battles, wounded men, barracks, amusements, sanitary conditions, punishments, torture, and trading among prisoners and guards.

Joseph E. Mayfield Collection

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Identifier: A-0088
Scope and Contents Chiefly the writings of the physician and Civil War veteran of Nacogdoches on various aspects of the early history of Nacogdoches, most of which were published in his column "Nacogdoches Traditions" in the Daily Sentinel.

Orlando T. Hanks Reminiscences

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Identifier: A-0052
Scope and Contents Original handwritten and typescript account of the experiences of Col. B. F. Benton's Company of Hood's Brigade during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Written from memory ca. 1914-1915. Includes biographical material on the Hanks family.