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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Letter from David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]

[Letter from David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]

Date: July 29, 1860
Creator: Osterhout, David
Description: Letter from David Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing his family. His children had gotten well after having the measles and he said they were doing well after moving to Texas. The hot weather was making it difficult for David to work and he wished he had money to buy cattle and sheep to lighten his work load. He hoped his letter found Orlando well and wanted to hear from him soon.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Certificate of the Election to Justice of the Peace for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Certificate of the Election to Justice of the Peace for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: September 6, 1860
Creator: Houston, Sam
Description: Certificate of the election to the Justice of the Peace for John Patterson Osterhout signed by Texas governor Sam Houston and the Secretary of State.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from J. W. McDade to Headquarters, March 19, 1862]

[Letter from J. W. McDade to Headquarters, March 19, 1862]

Date: March 19, 1862
Creator: McDade, J. W.
Description: Letter from J. W. McDade to Headquarters concerning Private John Patterson Osterhout's detachment. The brief message stated that John was officially detached from his unit and had to report back to his company after seven days.
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[Soldier's Discharge Papers for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Soldier's Discharge Papers for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: April 25, 1862
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Soldier's discharge papers for John Patterson Osterhout due to his term of service expiring. He was discharged honorably from the army of the Confederate States on April 25, 1862. The document includes a basic description of his appearance and who he served under.
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[Certificate of the Election to Adjutant for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Certificate of the Election to Adjutant for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: September 23, 1863
Creator: Lubbock, Francis Richard
Description: Certificate of the election to adjutant of the 23rd Battalion of the Texas State Troops for John Patterson Osterhout. It was part of a rally for troops for the Civil War and the certificate was signed by the governor, Francis Richard Lubbock, and the Secretary of State.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

Date: January 24, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men felt unwell, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.
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[Transcript of Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

[Transcript of Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

Date: January 24, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Transcript of letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from S. C. Page, September 24, 1864]

[Letter from S. C. Page, September 24, 1864]

Date: September 24, 1864
Creator: Page, S. C.
Description: Letter from S. C. Page to friend discussing her travels to hospitals to tend to wounded soldiers from Louisiana. She took with her sacks of clothes and letters and gave money when she could. She was appalled at the injuries she saw and the lack of clothing some men received while they were hospitalized. Page went to multiple hospitals and introduced herself to the Louisianan soldiers to give them company. She earned the nickname "Lady Bountiful" during her travels.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1864]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1864]

Date: October 30, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time traveling with his oxen wagon. He and his companion, Jo, have had difficulties keeping the oxen in line and have been searching for the ones that have run off. On the route he has taken, he noticed a lot of cotton making its way to Mexico. He was asking around for the price of a bushel of wheat and because of the missing oxen, he was unable to purchase as much as he had planned. He closed his letter by telling her he would be unable to return home until December.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[General Pass for John Patterson Osterhout]

[General Pass for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: January 16, 1865
Creator: unknown
Description: General pass for John Patterson Osterhout from the Provost Marshal General's Office. The pass allowed John to travel in Texas under oath that he would not leak any information about the Confederate States of America.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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