A Guide to the Henry Oldham Robertson Papers, 1863-1864, and undated
During the Civil War, Henry Oldham Robertson served in Company I of the 5th Texas Regiment (Hood’s Brigade) in the Confederate Army. After being wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, Robertson was kept as a prisoner of war at the Hammond General Hospital in Point Lookout, Maryland. In April 1864, he was transferred to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, before being released several months later.
A typescript of a reminiscences and a biographical sketch compose the Henry Oldham Robertson Papers, 1863-1864, and undated, chronicling his experiences as a soldier in Company I, 5th Texas Regiment (Hood’s Brigade) of the Confederate Army. The reminiscences discuss his imprisonment and hospitalization in Point Lookout, Maryland, while the biographical sketch describes the Battle of Gettysburg and his capture by Union troops.
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Henry Oldham Robertson Papers, 1863-1864, and undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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