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[Confederate Home for Men group photo]

Description: Large group portrait, including some Confederate veterans of the U.S. Civil War, in front of the Confederate Home For Men. A.W. Taber, superintendent, and wife Minnie Lee Taber, are in center forefront. The small child is Jean Sutherland.
Date: 192X
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Memorial - Texas Civil War Frontier Defense 1861 -1865

Description: Photograph of a Civil War memorial in Breckenridge, Texas. It reads: "Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (1861 - 1865). Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after voting over 3 to 1 for secession. 90,000 troops, noted for mobility and heroic daring, fought on every battlefront. An important source of supply and gateway to foreign trade thru Mexico, Texas was the storehouse of the south. Camp Breckenridge and other posts on this line were backed by patrols of state rangers, organized militia, and citizens posses scouting from nearby "family forts". This was part of a 2000 mile frontier and coastline successfully defended by Texans."
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic Plaque, Shackelford County

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Albany, Texas. It reads: "Shackelford County. First inhabited by nomadic Indian tribes, Shackelford County was created in 1858 and named for Dr. John Shackelford (1790-1857). The first permanent Anglo-American settlers in this area included J. C. Lynch (1828-1912), a native of Ireland who moved here in 1858; W. H. Ledbetter (1833-84), who arrived in 1859 and later started the Ledbetter Salt Works; T. E. Jackson (b.1820), a merchant who settled in the northern part of the county before 1860; and G. W. Greer (1812-93), who operated a stage station on Hubbard Creek after 1861. During the Civil War (1861-1865), settlers took refuge at "family forts" such as Fort Mugginsville and Fort Hubbard. They gained military protection from frontier perils when the U. S. Army established Fort Griffin in 1867. Griffin, the lawless settlement that grew up around the Fort, attracted buffalo hide hunters and cattlemen driving herds up the western cattle trail. Shackelford County was organized Sept. 12, 1874, with Fort Griffin as temporary county seat. Albany was chosen permanent county seat in Nov. 1874. The county's population increased sharply after the arrival of the Texas Central Railroad in 1881. Petroleum production generated an economic boom, 1910-30. Chief industries today (1976) are petroleum and ranching. (1976)"
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Camp Breckenridge C. S. A. Monument

Description: Photograph of a monument to Camp Breckenridge. It says: "Camp Breckenridge C. S. A. Established near this site 1862. Part Confederate Frontier defense line from Red River to Rio Grande occupied by company of Texas frontier regiment. Posts were day's horseback ride apart and area patrolled regularly. Duties included curbing Indian raids, rounding up draft evaders and renegades. Confederates were poorly fed, clothed and lacked horses, ammunition. They shared few of the glories of the war, but at the cost of the lives of not a few of them. These men gave a measure of protection to a vast frontier area. A memorium to the Texans who served the confederacy. Erected by the State of Texas 1963." There is a small rendering of a Confederate flag at the bottom of the monument.
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 4, Volume 1.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The fourth series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1, "will exhibit the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Confederate authorities similar to that indicated for the Union officials, as of the third series, but excluding the correspondence between the Union and Confederate authorities given in that series" (p. iv). On pages 1177-1178, there is a list of alternate names/designations of organizations mentioned in the text; index starts on page 1179.
Date: 1900
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 4, Volume 2.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The fourth series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1, "will exhibit the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Confederate authorities similar to that indicated for the Union officials, as of the third series, but excluding the correspondence between the Union and Confederate authorities given in that series" (p. iv). On pages 1177-1178, there is a list of alternate names/designations of organizations mentioned in the text; index starts on page 1079.
Date: 1900
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 4, Volume 3.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The fourth series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1, "will exhibit the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Confederate authorities similar to that indicated for the Union officials, as of the third series, but excluding the correspondence between the Union and Confederate authorities given in that series" (p. iv). On pages 1177-1178, there is a list of alternate names/designations of organizations mentioned in the text; index starts on page 1197.
Date: 1900
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 3, Volume 1.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The third series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1 contains "the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specially to the subjects of the first and second series. It will set forth the annual and special reports of the Secretary of War, of the General-in-Chief, and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments; the calls for troops, and the correspondence between the National and the several State authorities" (p. iv). Index starts on page 971.
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter to an Editor of a Newspaper]

Description: Newspaper clipping containing several letters to the editor published in a Waco newspaper, starting with a poem from " Portfolio of a Deceased Confederate Soldier " and commentary providing insight on the soldier's life, family, property, and death. Other letters and articles discuss horse thieves that were shot, the Election Law that had recently been passed on the front, with text on the back describing recent events and anecdotes and bounties, with advertisements.
Date: August 1872
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 2, Volume 7.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The second series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1 contains "the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1305.
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 2, Volume 6.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The second series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1 contains "the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1131.
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 2, Volume 4.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The second series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1 contains "the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners" (p. iii). Index starts on page 955.
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 2, Volume 5.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The second series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1 contains "the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners" (p. iii). Index starts on page 971.
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 2, Volume 2.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The second series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1 contains "the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1559.
Date: 1897
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elder Ellis Brothers

Description: Photograph of two brothers in Mesquite, TX. Both are wearing suits and have Civil War Veteran medals pinned to their lapels. They also have several other medals on the opposite lapels. The brother on the right has white hair and a beard. The brother on the left has only a mustache. They are identified as the Ellis brothers. The man on the right is identified as William Ellis. According to accompanying information, William Ellis was the grandfather of Ernest Ellis, and father of Frank Ellis. William's son Frank was the owner of Ellis and Sons store, built in the 1880s in the New Hope district of Dallas County.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wisdom
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 3, Volume 5.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The third series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1 contains "the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specially to the subjects of the first and second series. It will set forth the annual and special reports of the Secretary of War, of the General-in-Chief, and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments; the calls for troops, and the correspondence between the National and the several State authorities" (p. iv). Index starts on page 1051.
Date: 1900
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 2, Volume 8.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The second series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1 contains "the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1005.
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wood County, 1850-1900

Description: This text gives an overview of Wood County, Texas from roughly 1850 to 1900. It includes historical sketches of various aspects of life in the county as well as anecdotes. Genealogical information and documentation are also included for pioneer families in the area.
Date: 1976
Creator: Wood County Historical Society
Partner: UNT Libraries

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 47, In Three Parts. Part 1, Reports.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1151.
Date: 1895
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 47, In Three Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1473.
Date: 1895
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 46, In Three Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1353.
Date: 1895
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 46, In Three Parts. Part 3, Correspondence, etc.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1415.
Date: 1895
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 49, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports, Correspondence, etc.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1081.
Date: 1896
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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