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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

James A. Bourland Papers, 1841-1896 (bulk 1861-1865)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bourland, James A., 1801-1868
Title: James A. Bourland papers
Dates: 1841-1896,
Dates (Bulk): (bulk 1861-1865)
Abstract: Comprising negative microfilm reproductions of correspondence, orders, invoices, muster rolls, and other military documents, the James A. Bourland Papers, 1841-1896 (bulk 1861-1865), primarily chronicles Bourland's military career as commander of Texas troops in the Red River Valley during the Civil War and on the Texas-Cherokee Nation frontier.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02607
Extent: 1 item
Quantity: 1 reel
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Colonel James A. Bourland became an officer of the Army of the Republic of Texas in about 1837. During the Civil War, he commanded a Confederate regiment of Texas troops in the Red River Valley. Bourland later led forces on the Texas-Cherokee Nation border in what became Oklahoma.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising negative microfilm reproductions of correspondence, orders, invoices, muster rolls, and other military documents, the James A. Bourland Papers, 1841-1896 (bulk 1861-1865), primarily chronicles Bourland's military career as commander of Texas troops in the Red River Valley during the Civil War and on the Texas-Cherokee Nation frontier. Copied from the originals held by the Library of Congress, the collection concerns the regiment's operations, relations between the people and governments of the Republic of Texas and the United States, the Cherokee Territory, and conflicts between Confederate and Union supporters during the Civil War.

Archivist's note: The James A. Bourland Papers are also available in positive microfilm as Roll #192B of the Ramsdell Collection of Southern History Documents. Additionally, a detailed inventory is available in the collection's holding record.

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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
Bourland, James A., 1801-1868
Corporate Names
Confederate states of America. Army
Texas. Army
United States. Army
Subjects
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Cherokee Indians
Places
Louisiana
Republic of Texas
Texas
United States
United States--Red River Valley (Texas and Louisiana)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James A. Bourland Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1932

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. Subsequent revision by Colleen Hobbs, December 2020.

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OCLC Number

746346679

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Existence and Location of Copies
The James A. Bourland Papers are also available in positive microfilm as Roll #192B of the Ramsdell Collection of Southern History Documents. A detailed inventory is available in the Bourland collection's holding record.
reel reel
Microfilm Collection 802.44 Papers, 1837-1889
negative film format

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