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Box 1

 Container

Contains 35 Collections and/or Records:

To Brandt Badger: Invitation to Cotillion Party

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Date of invitation is unknown (cover included, addressed to "Brandt Badger, Present."): invitation to Lonestar House; several signatures on the bottom of letter.

Envelope, Palo Alto Cover, 1861-03-09

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents contains envelope only, addressed to "Miss Callie Jones, Gonzales, Texas." In upper left hand corner - "Palo Alto, Texas, March 9th, 1861."

Brandt Badger to Callie Jones, written from Gonzales, TX , 1861-02-13

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Brandt writes Callie while awaiting orders for discharge of Confederate troops/Valentine Letter.

Brandt Badger to Callie Jones, written from Gonzales, TX, 1861-02

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Speaks of approaching wedding day. Brandt expresses his love for Callie and speaks of their impending engagement, of which his mother knows nothing. He plans on visiting her house to allow her Grandmother to “assess” him as a husband.

Brandt Badger to Callie Jones, written from Gonzales, TX, 1861-04-10

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Brandt tells Callie of another woman’s interest in him but does not encourage it. He plans on bringing a friend to distract the woman at Callie’s house.

Brandt Badger to Callie Jones, written from Palo Alto, 1861-04-13

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Brandt tells of life in Preach Tree and how all the boys seem to be joining the Rangers. He complains of numerous births in the town and plans to visit Callie and Jennie soon. The letter is addressed to “Miss Callie Jones, Gonzales, Texas,” upper left hand corner: “Palo Alto, April 13th, Gonzales, James Ramsey”.

Brandt Badger to Callie Jones, written from Indianola, TX, 1861-04-21

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Brandt has been forced marches all night, but quells a rumor that they had been attacked and killed. Their division has captured a few Yankees and is making plans to march to Brazos Santiago.

F.A. Badger to Brandt Badger, written from Gainesville, FL, 1861-04-29

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents F.A. Badger admonishes Brandt for never writing for him. He talks to life in Gainsville and how he is avoiding marriage at all costs for the sake of his aluminum business.