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Brandt Badger Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-192
The Brandt Badger Civil War letters (known previously as the Brandt and Callie Badger Papers) consist of approximately forty-two letters and four related documents dating from the United States Civil War. They are primarily letters from Brandt Badger to Callie Jones Badger written between 1861 and 1863 and reflect Brandt's activities in the Confederate military. Also included is a newspaper clipping, an invitation, a musical performance program, a small piece of petitpoint (a small example of cross-stitch), and Badger's official Confederate Army muster roll. The letters and documents reflect a number of issues, including daily camp life for the Confederate soldiers, hospital life, and a rather detailed letter narrating the battle of Holly Springs, as well as several other smaller skirmishes. They also offer a glimpse of the home front through letters from Brandt’s brother, and references made by Brandt from Callie’s letters, which unfortunately did not survive. The Badger Letters serve as the basis for Rex H. Stever and Barbara M. Stever, Oi Callie: The Civil War Letters of Brandt Badger (Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 2004), which place these materials in historical context.

Dates

  • 1861 - 1865

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to taking precautions against infringement of copyright and respecting the publication rights of reproduced materials. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards. Any materials used should be fully credited with their source according to the example given in the Preferred Citation note. Requests for images of publication quality should be directed to specialcollections@tamucc.edu

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet

Overview

The Brandt Badger Civil War letters (known previously as the Brandt and Callie Badger Papers) consist of approximately forty-two letters and four related documents dating from the United States Civil War. They are primarily letters from Brandt Badger to Callie Jones Badger written between 1861 and 1863 and reflect Brandt's activities in the Confederate military. The letters and documents reflect a number of issues, including daily camp life for the Confederate soldiers, hospital life, and the battle of Holly Springs, as well as several other smaller skirmishes. They offer a glimpse of the home front through letters from Brandt’s brother, and references made by Brandt from Callie’s letters, which unfortunately did not survive.

Historical Note

Brandt and his wife Callie Jones Badger resided in Gonzales, Texas. He served as a soldier in Cavalry Company D, Waul's Texas Legion during the American Civil War. This unit operated primarily in Mississippi around Vicksburg and participated in the Battle of Holly Springs.

Arrangement

This finding aid takes the form of a calendar that lists documents individually in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; 2006.

Note to the Researcher

This collection was formerly known as the Brandt and Callie Badger Papers.

Processing Information

Anna M. Burke processed the Badger letters and created the descriptive inventory during the 2007 spring semester.

1 Items (1 artifact)

Overview

The Brandt Badger Civil War letters (known previously as the Brandt and Callie Badger Papers) consist of approximately forty-two letters and four related documents dating from the United States Civil War. They are primarily letters from Brandt Badger to Callie Jones Badger written between 1861 and 1863 and reflect Brandt's activities in the Confederate military. The letters and documents reflect a number of issues, including daily camp life for the Confederate soldiers, hospital life, and the battle of Holly Springs, as well as several other smaller skirmishes. They offer a glimpse of the home front through letters from Brandt’s brother, and references made by Brandt from Callie’s letters, which unfortunately did not survive.

Historical Note

Brandt and his wife Callie Jones Badger resided in Gonzales, Texas. He served as a soldier in Cavalry Company D, Waul's Texas Legion during the American Civil War. This unit operated primarily in Mississippi around Vicksburg and participated in the Battle of Holly Springs.

Arrangement

This finding aid takes the form of a calendar that lists documents individually in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; 2006.

Note to the Researcher

This collection was formerly known as the Brandt and Callie Badger Papers.

Processing Information

Anna M. Burke processed the Badger letters and created the descriptive inventory during the 2007 spring semester.

46 Items (46 documents)

Overview

The Brandt Badger Civil War letters (known previously as the Brandt and Callie Badger Papers) consist of approximately forty-two letters and four related documents dating from the United States Civil War. They are primarily letters from Brandt Badger to Callie Jones Badger written between 1861 and 1863 and reflect Brandt's activities in the Confederate military. The letters and documents reflect a number of issues, including daily camp life for the Confederate soldiers, hospital life, and the battle of Holly Springs, as well as several other smaller skirmishes. They offer a glimpse of the home front through letters from Brandt’s brother, and references made by Brandt from Callie’s letters, which unfortunately did not survive.

Historical Note

Brandt and his wife Callie Jones Badger resided in Gonzales, Texas. He served as a soldier in Cavalry Company D, Waul's Texas Legion during the American Civil War. This unit operated primarily in Mississippi around Vicksburg and participated in the Battle of Holly Springs.

Arrangement

This finding aid takes the form of a calendar that lists documents individually in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; 2006.

Note to the Researcher

This collection was formerly known as the Brandt and Callie Badger Papers.

Processing Information

Anna M. Burke processed the Badger letters and created the descriptive inventory during the 2007 spring semester.

Title
Guide to the Brandt Badger Civil War Letters
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Anna M. Burke
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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  • donor agreement

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository

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