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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

William Williston Heartsill Papers, 1863-1865, 1908-1916, 1953



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Heartsill, W. W. (William Williston), 1839-1916
Title: William Williston Heartsill papers
Dates: 1863-1865, 1908-1916, 1953
Abstract: The William Williston Heartsill papers, 1863-1865, 1908-1916, 1953, are comprised of a diary of William Williston Heartsill documenting his experiences as a Confederate soldier in Company F, 2nd Texas Regiment, Mounted Rifles, and as a prisoner of war.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00572
Extent: 2 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Williston Heartsill (1839-1916) was born in Louisville, Tennessee. He came to Marshall, Texas, in 1859, and joined the Confederate Army in 1861. he was taken prisoner by Union soldiers at Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863, and was held at Camp Douglas, Illinois, until he was exchanged in May 1863. In the 1870s he published his diary, with photographs, as Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army. In 1881 he was elected alderman and later served as mayor of Marshall. He died in Waco, Texas, July 28, 1916.

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Scope and Contents

Diary of William Williston Heartsill documents his experiences as a Confederate soldier in Company F, 2nd Texas Regiment, Mounted Rifles, and as a prisoner of war. Included are speeches he delivered to and funeral orations he gave for Confederate veterans.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Heartsill, W. W. (William Williston), 1839-1916
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Calvary Regiment, 2nd Company F
Subjects
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Prisons
Veterans
Places
United States
Document Types
Reminiscences

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Williston Heartsill Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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OCLC Number

39211086

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2D273 [SRH1230006296] Diary, September 17, 1863 - February 12, 1865
Notes on Confederate veterans
Patrick Cleburne
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Jonathan Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Theodore O'Hara
General
Notebook of remarks made upon the deaths of Confederate veterans, March 1908- July 6, 1916
Transcription of diary and notebook of remarks made upon the deaths of Confederate veterans, 1953
Transcription of notebook of remarks made upon the deaths of Confederate veterans, undated
Newspaper clippings, undated
Map of Polk County, Texas [photostat], undated

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