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Collection of Civil War Narratives


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Collection of Civil War Narratives, 1862-1961 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Subjects: Cameron, Bluford Alexander, Confederate States of America, Leyendecker, John F., 1838-1908, Prouty, James William, 1867-1915, United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 65th (1862-1865)

Forms of Material: United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Personal narratives

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains correspondence on war rumors from members of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry, original and copied versions of the diaries of Civil War Confederates and publications from faculty at the Appalachian State Teachers College in North Carolina.

Collection Historical Note

Bluford Alexander Cameron, whose diary was written between August 15, 1862 and July 4, 1863, was a Sergeant in Col. Ochiltree’s Regiment, Co. B in the Civil War.  He died on his way home from the Civil War on the way to Cass Co., TX where his family lived.

John F. Leyendecker was born in Neuhausel, Germany in 1838. His family immigrated to New York and later moved to Texas. At the outbreak of the Civil War Leyendecker sided with the German Unionists, but later served with the Confederacy and was a member of the marching band of the Confederate States of America. He became a Texas State Senator in 1872. Leyendecker had a strong interest in agriculture and is responsible for planting the large magnolia trees around the Columbus, TX Courthouse in the early 1900s (Miller, Aragorn Storm. 2010).

James William Prouty was born in Iowa, circa 1843 to Austin and Esther Prouty. His family later moved to Illinois and his mother passed away when he was a young child. He was raised by his aunt and uncle until he enlisted with the Union Army. He died on March 30, 1915.

This collection also includes copies of Confederate Annals magazine from June 1883.

Biographical information for William Henderson was difficult to obtain.

Subject/Index Terms

Cameron, Bluford Alexander
Confederate States of America
Leyendecker, John F., 1838-1908
Prouty, James William, 1867-1915
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 65th (1862-1865)

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

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Preferred Citation: Collection of Civil War Narratives. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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Folder 1: Faculty Publications AS36.N59324 1960-61, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Copied Correspondence letters dealing with Civil War prisoners, 1864Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Copied Civil War letters of William Henderson, 1864 June -AugustAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: The Diary of Confederate Soldier Bluford Alexander Cameron, 1862-1863Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Confederate Diary of John F. Leyendecker, 1864 September-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 6: Letter to James Prouty from Austin Prouty, 1863 November 2Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Confederate Annals Magazine, 1883 JuneAdd to your cart.
Copies of the original magazine.

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