Baylor University, the Texas Collection

T. Coleman Papers, 1863

Papers Summary

Creator Uncatalogued Holdings, Texas Collection
Title T. Coleman Papers
Dates: 1863
Abstract The T. Coleman Papers consist of a military pass given to Coleman on 23 January 1863 to go to a nearby Mississippi town.
Quantity: 1 folder.
Language of the Material English
Repository Baylor University, The Texas Collection


This collection includes a Confederate army pass to a T. Coleman, authorized by a lieutenant on 1863 January 23. With only one handwritten manuscript in this collection, it has not been possible to positively identify any name within this collection.

With only two organized Confederate forces in Mississippi on 1863 January, the pass had to come from either Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry command or Joseph E. Johnston’s emerging army around Jackson. It would not be possible for anyone to receive a pass from within John C. Pemberton’s army in Vicksburg, since they were under siege at the time.

The closest match to either name is a Thomas S. Coleman in Company H, 32nd Georgia Infantry. This unit was in Jackson at the time, but there is no lieutenant on the roster with initials that fit the lieutenant that gave Coleman the pass.

With such an absence of information, T. Coleman continues to remain anonymous.

Scope and Content

The T. Coleman Papers were acquired by gift in one transaction from an unknown donor. It is unknown when this gift was given.

The collection begins and ends in 1863. The one record in the collection is a military pass to T. Coleman given on 1863 January 23 to visit a town in Mississippi.


The T. Coleman Papers are arranged in 1 series: I. Literary Productions.


Access Restrictions

All requests for copying of materials must be submitted to The Texas Collection in writing. Please use the Request Form for Copying Materials sheet. Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator (s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Physical Description

General condition: Good.

Index Terms

Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Related Resources

Related references

The American Civil War Research Database. “Soldier Data: Thomas S. Coleman.” Accessed 2011 August 15.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

T. Coleman Papers, Accession #127, Box 1, Folder #, The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

Acquisition Information

Accession No. 252. Acquired 1989-08-09

Processing Information

Described by Paul T. Fisher. Released on 2013-06-17.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Literary Productions 1863

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Good.
Included in this series is one army pass issued to T. Coleman.
box folder
1 1 Army Pass 1863