William E. Whitsett, Jr. Letters

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William E. Whitsett, Jr. Letters



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William E. Whitsett, Jr. was born in Glasgow, Kentucky in 1837. He moved to Texas and became a Texas Ranger in 1860 under command of Col. M.T. Johnson. Whitsett was a member of the Confederate Army in Sam Bell Moxey’s Ninth Texas Cavalry Regiment in 1861. He was discharged from the service in June of 1865 after having participated in many battles, including Westport, Jackson, and Chickamauga. In 1870, Whitsett married Nancy Jane Lattimore.

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This collection includes personal correspondence between William E. Whitsett and his brother. The letters include descriptions of life in the Confederate Army, along with that of life as a Texas Ranger. The collection contains three letters from W.E. Whitsett, Jr. to his brother J.H. Whitsett in 1900 [each letter between 1 and 14 pages].

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  • English

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Finding Aid Authors: Samantha Reagan and Jenny Reibenspies.

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© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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