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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, Confederate veterans' documents W.0034

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

October 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T15:51-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, Confederate veterans' documents

Unit ID:

W.0034

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.7 Linear feet

Dates:

1848-1941

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Typescript copies of legal and financial documents filed in Arkansas between 1848 and 1873, as well as typescript copies of letters, diaries, and military service accounts written primarily by Confederate soldiers. The legal documents are mainly deeds of conveyance, tax records, and deeds for swampland.

creator

United Daughters of the Confederacy. Little Rock Chapter No. 2094.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, Confederate veterans' documents The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

General note

Title on phase box spines: Various Arkansas Legal Documents - 1848-1873; Unpublished Confederate Documents - Group I; and Unpublished Confederate Documents - Group II

Related Archival Materials note

There are other books and documents in the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection and in the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library relating to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. See staff for assistance.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of typescript copies of legal and financial documents filed in Arkansas between 1848 and 1873, as well as typescript copies of letters, diaries, and military service accounts written primarily by Confederate soldiers. The legal documents are mainly deeds of conveyance, tax records, and deeds for swampland.

The majority of the legal documents are related to David F. Shall and W. W. Adams. Notable records include an 1866 employment agreement between Shall and Silas Barbee, a freedman, and a notice about employment requirements written by the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. A typed affidavit suggests that these records were typed copies of legal records in the possession of Mrs. D. F. S. Galloway. Further notes suggest that this collection was compiled in 1948 by the Little Rock Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division.

The memoirs included are copies of letters, diaries, and military service accounts written primarily by Confederate veterans. Affidavits attached to many of the typescripts note that the documents were transcribed by the Little Rock Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, between 1934 and 1941.

Group I contains the memoirs of eleven Confederate soldiers, one written by a woman, and an account of the Red River Riot, a race riot that occurred in Coushatta, Louisiana in 1874. The memoirs are by: David Thomas Brunson; Giles Buckner Cooke; John Glover; A. l. Harper; Samuel GIdeon Marsh; Daniel McLeod; A. F. Morgan; Benjamin Franklin Red; Adolphus Robert Tomlinson; Ida Loving Turner; Benjamin Franklin Watson; and James H. Williams.

Group II contains the memoirs of eleven more soldiers, four more written by women, and one about the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The memoirs are by: Edward B. Blanks; Mary Catherine Case; James Combs; David Burton Coulter; John Foster; Felix M. Hanley; Stan C. Harley; J. M. Jackson; William Henry Jarrett; Lucy Johnson; John N. Johnston; Henry O'Bar and Rebecca Jane Anderson O'Bar; Anna Rivers Talbott; F. T. Vaughn; and Mary Adams Yarbrough.

Biographical/Historical note

The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is a women's lineage society and heritage association dedicated to honoring the memory of those who served in the military and died in service to the Confederate States of America (CSA). UDC began as the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy, organized in 1894 by Caroline Meriwether Goodlett and Anna Davenport Raines. It was related to older lineage societies such as the Daughters of the Confederacy in Missouri and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee.

According to its original founding, the objectives of the organization are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic: 1. To collect and preserve the material necessary for a truthful history of the War Between the States and to protect, preserve, and mark the places made historic by Confederate valor; 2. To assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing a proper education; 3. To fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the survivors of the War and those dependent upon them; 4. To honor the memory of those who served and those who fell in the service of the Confederate States of America; 5. To record the part played during the War by Southern women, including their patient endurance of hardship, their patriotic devotion during the struggle, and their untiring efforts during the post-War reconstruction of the South; and 6. To cherish the ties of friendship among the members of the Organization.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. "United Daughters of the Confederacy." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 Oct. 2013. Web. 7 Nov. 2013.

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

African Americans (localbroad)

Arkansas (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Diaries (aat)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Legal documents (aat)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate (lcsh)

Legal documents

Components in Detail

Elvira Adams Box W0034.01

William W. Adams Box W0034.01

H. C. Ashley Box W0034.01

William E. Ashley Box W0034.01

Silas Barbee Box W0034.01

James M. Curran Box W0034.01

James M. Danley Box W0034.01

David M. Fulton Box W0034.01

Margaret A. Galloway Box W0034.01

Peter Hanger Box W0034.01

Jane J. Holt Box W0034.01

W. H. E. Lesdale Box W0034.01

David F. Shall Box W0034.01

George C. Watkins Box W0034.01

Memoirs - Group I

Components in Detail

Daniel Thomas Brunson Box W0034.02 Folder 1

Giles Buckner Cooke Box W0034.02 Folder 2

John Glover Box W0034.02 Folder 3

A. L. Harper Box W0034.02 Folder 4

Samuel Gideon Marsh Box W0034.02 Folder 5

Daniel McLeod Box W0034.02 Folder 6

A. F. Morgan Box W0034.02 Folder 7

Benjamin Franklin Red Box W0034.02 Folder 8

Red River Riot Box W0034.02 Folder 9

Adolphus Robert Tomlinson Box W0034.02 Folder 10

Ida Loving Turner Box W0034.02 Folder 11

Benjamin Franklin Watson Box W0034.02 Folder 12

James H. Williams Box W0034.02 Folder 13

Memoirs - Group II

Components in Detail

Edward B. Blanks Box W0034.03 Folder 1

Mary Catherine Case Box W0034.03 Folder 2

James Combs Box W0034.03 Folder 3

David Burton Coulter Box W0034.03 Folder 4

John Foster Box W0034.03 Folder 5

Felix M. Hanley Box W0034.03 Folder 6

Stan C. Harley Box W0034.03 Folder 7

J. M. Jackson Box W0034.03 Folder 8

William Henry Jarrett Box W0034.03 Folder 9

Lucy Johnson Box W0034.03 Folder 10

John N. Johnston Box W0034.03 Folder 11

Henry O'Bar and Rebecca Jane Anderson O'Bar Box W0034.03 Folder 12

Anna Rivers Talbott Box W0034.03 Folder 13

United Daughters of the Confederacy - Arkansas Box W0034.03 Folder 14

F. T. Vaughn Box W0034.03 Folder 15

Mary Adams Yarbrough Box W0034.03 Folder 16