Samuel Houston, Jr., papers
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The Samuel Houston, Jr. Papers, 1862, 1886, are comprised of a literary production by Houston as well as a pencil and ink drawing. The narrative, 1886, relates to his participation in the Battle of Shiloh as a Confederate soldier. The drawing, 1862, an original drawn by Houston, depicts a Civil War battle, and also contains the lyrics to the
Bonney Blue Flag, a Confederate Army marching song.
- Creation: 1862
- Creation: 1886
- Houston, Sam, Jr., 1843-1894 (Person)
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Samuel Houston, Jr. (1843-1894) was the eldest of eight children of Sam and Margaret Moffette (Lea) Houston. Born at Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, he attended Bastrop Military Institute (later the Texas Military Institute, Austin) but joined the Confederate Army in 1861 before he could finish. He fought at the Battle of Shiloh (1862). After his capture during the battle, he was incarcerated for several months at Camp Douglas. Upon the end of the Civil War, Houston studied at Baylor University in Independence and University of Pennsylvania medical school. He practiced medicine for a time before becoming an author, best known for a collection of articles and short stories, entitled Sam Houston’s Rambling Rustlings. He married Lucy Anderson in 1875 and had three children. Upon her death in 1886 Houston moved in with his sister Margaret in Independence, Texas, where he died in 1894.
Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v.
Houston, Sam, Jr., http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HH/fho74.html (accessed July 21, 2010).
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Samuel Houston, Jr., a physician, soldier, and author, was the eldest of eight children of Sam and Margaret Moffette (Lea) Houston. The papers are comprised of a literary production by Houston as well as a pencil and ink drawing.
This collection was processed by Kate Adams, November 1999.
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.
- Samuel Houston, Jr., Papers, 1862, 1886
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