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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

David Crockett Burleson Family Papers, 1860-1898



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burleson, David Crockett, 1837-1911
Title: David Crockett Burleson family papers
Dates: 1860-1898
Abstract: Comprising a bound volume of Photostats of correspondence, military documents, newspaper clippings, and a photograph, the David Crockett Burleson Family Papers, 1860-1898, chronicle Burleson's activities fighting in the Civil War as well his familial affairs.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02707
Extent: 1 volume
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Bastrop County, Texas, David Crockett Burleson (1837-1911) was the son of Edward Burleson, Sr., and Sarah Owen. After attending Baylor University, Burleson enlisted in James Hughes Callahan's company of Texas Rangers in 1855 and was appointed sergeant-at-arms of the Texas Senate. In 1861, he formed and served as lieutenant in Company B of the 32nd Texas Cavalry for the Confederate Army. That same year Burleson married Louisa Ware, with whom he had five children. Following the Civil War, he established a horse ranch near San Marcos and then settled in Buda. In 1894, he moved to Austin, where he worked for the capitol police force.

Source:

"Burleson, David Crockett."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 7, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbu39.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising a bound volume of Photostats of correspondence, military documents, newspaper clippings, and a photograph, the David Crockett Burleson Family Papers, 1860-1898, chronicle Burleson's activities fighting in the Civil War as well his familial affairs. Correspondence consists of letters signed by Sam Houston and J. G. Walker granting Burleson leave, while military documents concern Burleson's appointment as lieutenant and his discharge from the Confederate Army as well as including a muster roll. Additionally, newspaper clippings relate to the Burleson family and their contributions to Texas history, and a photograph depicts Burleson's home near the San Marcos River.

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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
Burleson, David Crockett, 1837-1911
Family Names
Burleson family
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavlary Regiment, 32nd. Company B
Places
San Marcos
Texas

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Related Materials

See also the Aaron Burleson Genealogy. See also the Edward Burleson Sr. Papers. See also the Edward Burleson Jr. Papers. See also the Emma Kyle Burleson Scrapbook. See also the Albert Sidney Burleson Papers. See also the Adele Steiner Burleson Papers. See also the Jonathan Burleson Papers. See also the Richard Byrd Burleson Papers. See also the Rufus Columbus Burleson Papers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David Crockett Burleson Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2B158 [SRH1230005158] Photostats of correspondence, military documents, newspaper clippings, and a photograph, 1860-1898

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