Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

United Confederate (Civil War) Veterans:

An Inventory of the Collection, 1863-1967 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator United Confederate Veterans
Title: United Confederate Veterans Collection,
Dates: 1863-1967 and undated
Abstract: Papers collected by E. E. Ellis concerning the United Confederate Veterans.
Collection # S 1105.2
Quantity: 4 boxes (6.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Texas Tech University, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Biographical Sketch

The materials in this collection were once the property of E. E. Ellis, who collected them for his personal library. The significance of the Robert E. Lee Camp No. 158, which met in Fort Worth, Texas, was the accumulation of the stories and other accounts of the veterans who fought for the Confederate States of America. The United Confederate Veterans gathered for several years in the late 19th Century and into the early 20th Century to relive the glory days of the struggle within the United States that tore the country apart. The soldiers overcame odds and hardships during and after the war.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains material concerning Confederate Civil War Veterans and the reunions they had at the Robert E. Lee Camp No. 158 in Fort Worth, Texas during the late 1890s through the 1920s.

The correspondence materials contain the veterans' written experiences in the war. The ledgers are rosters of members who attended the reunions. Also includes publications of the Century Warbook: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War and The Confederate Soldier in the Civil War series.

Digital copies of both of these publications, as well as digital copies of all of the correspondence contained in the Records, may be found among the Southwest Collection's Digital Collections.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army.
United Confederate Veterans.
United Confederate Veterans. Robert E. Lee Camp No. 158.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans.

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

United Confederate (Civil War) Veterans Collection, 1863-1967 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
97-0096-A, 1999-0166-B

Gifts, 1997-1999

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, August 2000

Additional Sources

Askew, H. G. "Second Texas Brigade, United Confederate Veterans (The Banner Brigade of the U. C. V. in 1916). "Austin, Texas, 1916.

Philpott, William Bledsoe. "The Sponsor Souvenir Album and History of the United Confederate Veterans' Reunion, 1895."

"Patriotic Poems, War Songs, Romantic Incidents, Biographical and Historical Sketches. "Houston: Sponsor Souvenir Company, 1895.

Collection Inventory


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1 1 United Confederate Veterans- Descriptive Lists and Letters of Affirmation (A-M), 1899-1909
2 United Confederate Veterans- Descriptive Lists and Letters of Affirmation (N-Z), 1899-1909
3 United Confederate Veterans- Descriptive Lists and Letters of Affirmation, 1910-1921
4 United Confederate Veterans- Memorial Resolutions and Obituary Notices, 1903-1922
5 Miscellaneous- Letters and Thomas A. Mattox Papers, 1863-1956

Financial Material

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1 6 Miscellaneous- Bank Statement, Canceled Checks and Receipts, 1910-1941
7 Ledger- UCV Cash Book, 1903-1910

Printed Material

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1 8 Robert E. Lee Camp No. 158, UCV- Constitution and By-laws, 1905
9 Minutes of 24th Annual Reunion, General Orders and Funeral Notices, 1903-1921
10 Annual Reports- Texas Confederate Home and Confederate Woman's Home (Austin, TX), 1895-1924
11 Confederate Veteran Magazine (4 Issues), 1917-1931
12 "Bulletin of the United Daughters of the Confederacy " (6 Issues), 1938-1939
13 Newspaper Clippings and Magazine Articles on Civil War and United Confederate Veterans Affairs, 1920-1955 and undated
14 Newspaper Clippings and Articles on Texas and Western Frontier History, 1923-1941 and undated
15 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1967 and undated

Scrapbook Material

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1 16 UCV Scrapbook with Newspaper Clippings, Train Tickets, Ads and Cards, 1901-1953 and undated
17 Photographs of George W. Coe and Billy the Kid post card, 1941

OS Box 1 "The Century Warbook: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War ",Vols. 1-18 (18 items), 1894
(Note: Some Volumes are Water Damaged)

OS Box 2 Ledgers - Rosters of Robert E. Lee Camp No. 158 of the UCV (2 items), 1906-1921

OS Box 3 Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal Company- " The Confederate Soldier in the Civil War ", Series (19 items), April 29-October 4, 1897

OS Box 3 "Black Hills Pioneer", Vol. 1, No. 1 (Reproduction), June 8, 1876

OS Box 3 "Dixieland "Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3, December 1906

OS Box 3 Copy of Governor Sam Houston's Proclamation (Reproduction), February 9, 1861

OS Box 3 Oversized correspondence from UCV Letters of Affirmation file (2 items)

OS Box 3 Proposal by United Daughters of the Confederacy to make Jefferson Davis' Birthday a Legal Holiday in the State of Texas, December 1903

OS Box 3 "Home State "newsletter (Dallas, TX), December 6, 1913

OS Box 3 Picture Section of "Chicago Sunday Tribune, "March 24, 1935- Includes Colored Lithographs of the Civil War Battles of Chancellorsville and Chickamauga (1863) and a Photograph of the U. S. S. Arizona (6 years before Pearl Harbor)

Oversized Item Map of the Vicinity of Richmond, VA, and Part of the Peninsula (Reproduction), 1864