University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Isaac Fulkerson Papers, 1861-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fulkerson, Isaac, 1831-1889
Title: Isaac Fulkerson papers
Dates: 1861-1865
Abstract: The collection consists of five letters written by Isaac Fulkerson to relatives, spanning the duration of the Civil War. Fulkerson was a member of the Eighth Texas Calvary Regiment, known as Terry's Texas Rangers, a group of Texas volunteers for the Confederate Army.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01048
Extent: 5 items
Quantity: 5 letters
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Isaac Fulkerson (1831-1889), of Brenham, Texas, was a member of the Eighth Texas Calvary Regiment, known as Terry's Texas Rangers, a group of Texas volunteers for the Confederate Army.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of five letters written by Isaac Fulkerson to relatives, spanning the duration of the Civil War. In the first letter, written in January 1861 in Brenham, Texas, Fulkerson describes the political climate in Texas and public support for secession. The remaining four letters are addressed to his sister and were written in Brenham, Texas, and in Georgia. They recount Fulkerson's joining of the Confederate Army and his subsequent experiences during the Civil War.


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.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Fulkerson, Isaac, 1831-1889
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 8th
Subjects
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Places
Texas
United States
Document Types
Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Isaac Fulkerson Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2008-208


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/F257 [SRH1230001016] Letters, 1861-1865