University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John A. Templeton Papers, 1861-1868, 1930

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Templeton, John A.
Title: Templeton, John A., Papers
Dates: 1861-1868, 1930
Abstract: Personal papers of John. A. Templeton (b. 1844), Confederate soldier in Company "I" of the 10th Texas Cavalry.
Accession No.: 1930
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John A. Templeton (1844-1931) was a Confederate soldier in Company I of the 10th Texas Cavalry. He was captured at Chickamauga, Georgia, in late September 1863 and sent to the Zollicoffer barracks in Nashville, Tennessee. He was then transferred to Camp Douglas, Illinois, in October 1863 and later released on May 4, 1865. He owned extensive land holdings in Jacksonville, Texas, and surrounding areas. He was the first city secretary and one of the first aldermen of the newly incorporated town.


Smith, Gregg. Jacksonville, Texas: A Collection of History and Memorabilia, "John Allen Templeton," (accessed June 16, 2010).

Scope and Contents

The John A. Templeton Papers, 1861-1863, 1930, contain letters, military and legal documents, and newspapers articles. The papers relate to Civil War camp life, reports of battle and skirmish action, Templeton’s capture at the Battle of Chickamauga (1863), imprisonment at Fort Dougles, Illinois, his prisoner parole and oath of allegiance to the Union, registration as an elector in Cherokee County, and also contain a copy of S. M. Templeton’s "Early Cumberland Presbyterian History in Texas" generated from the original negative Photostatic copy.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Haley, J. Evettes (James Evetts), 1901-1995.
Templeton, David G.
Templeton, John Allen, 1844-1931 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 10th.
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863.
Military art and science -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Prisoner-of-war camps -- Illinois.
Camp Douglas (Ill.).
Chicago (Ill.).
Coffeyville (Kan.).
Corinth (Miss.).
Tupelo (Miss.).
Chattanooga (Tenn.).
Clarksville (Tenn.).
Manchester (Tenn.).
Shelbyville (Tenn.).
Cherokee County (Tex.).
Jacksonville Tex.).
Plano (Tex.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John A. Templeton Papers, 1861-1868, 1930, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2R206 Letters of John A. Templeton, 1861-1864, 1930
Military documents
Legal documents
"Early Cumberland Presbyterian History in Texas," 1930