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Samuel Henry Starr Papers, 1848-1930, undated (bulk 1848-1854)
Samuel Henry Starr (1810-1891) was born in Leyden, New York. He married Eliza Kurtz in 1841. His career as both an enlisted soldier and officer in the United States Army began with his initial enlistment in 1832 and ended with his retirement as a colonel in 1870. Starr served in the Mexican-American War, on the Texas frontier, in the Union army during the Civil War, and he commanded two posts in Texas during Reconstruction as part of the martial law. He died in Philadelphia in 1891.
Pratt, Burgis, A History of the Starr Family 1879. Hartford: Case, Lockwood, and Brainard, 1879. Accessed through the Internet Archive, January 15, 2020.
The Samuel Henry Starr papers are comprised of letters, memorabilia, and photocopies of news clippings. The letters, mostly written by Starr to his wife, Eliza Kurtz Starr, originate from several locations on the Texas frontier between 1848 and 1854 and reflect both military affairs and family matters. Memorabilia consist of a program from the Reunion of the Sixth U.S. Calvary in 1888 and an envelope addressed to I. Ursula Starr. The photocopied newspaper clippings include accounts of the 1853 murder of Major Ripley A. Arnold and Starr's obituary.
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Samuel Henry Starr Papers, 1848-1930, undated (bulk 1848-1854), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Sara Clark, March 1983. Subsequent revisions made by Caroline Collins, December 2019.