Colorado County and the Confederacy



Photo courtesy of Nesbitt Memorial Library

Online data of the Confederate Era pertaining to Colorado County.

If you have photographs or additional information about the era that you would like to contribute, please contact the county coordinator.

Confederate Soldiers

A compilation on the Nesbitt Memorial Library site of Confederate soldiers who had appeared in the 1860 Colorado County Census

Letters, Diaries, Reminiscences, Etc.

Letter from A.W. Dean to Celia Dean Ellison

Letter from H. D. Donald at Soldoro, 30 miles above Fort Craig

Transcriptions of material written by the following men are located on the Nesbitt Memorial Library site with the exception of Thomas Dryden Ellison's letter, which is found on this site:

Benjamin Marshall Baker,
Sergeant in Company B, 5th Texas Infantry

Richard V. Cook,
Captain of Company D, 21st Texas Infantry, and the Battle of Sabine Pass

Holman D. Donald
Private in Company A, 5th Texas Cavalry

Thomas Dryden Ellison
Letter from A. M. Dean to his sister, Celia Ellison, widow of Ellison

Basil Gaither Ijams
Private in Company C, 13th Texas Infantry; includes images of letters

George Millan McCormick
Sergeant, Company D, Waul's Texas Legion (material not online at this time)

Benjamin F. Mitchell
Private in Company D, 21st Texas Infantry, reassigned to 3rd Company A, 13th Texas Infantry

James T. Pettus, Sergeant
Company F, 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers); includes images of some diary pages

John Daniel Roberdeau,
Captain of Company B, 5th Texas Infantry, and the Second Battle of Manassas

John Samuel Shropshire,
Major, 5th Texas Cavalry; includes images of two letters

Confederate Pension Applications

On file at the Texas State Library and Archives at Austin, TX

Confederate Indigent Families Index

More Confederate Soldiers

Soldiers not included in the Nesbitt Memorial Library list

Confederate Soldiers buried in Colorado County

Third Annual Reunion Green's Brigade, 1890

News about Confederate Soldiers and Veterans

Confederate Pensions Search

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1901 - 1902

Colorado County Members of the Texas State Troops, 1861-1963

A compilation on the Nesbitt Memorial Library site

Richmond Daily Dispatch 1860-1865

The Richmond Daily Dispatch is the result of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and collaboration between the University of Richmond, Tufts University's Perseus Project, and the Virginia Center for Digital History. There are currently 1384 issues of the paper available online, ranging in date from November 1860 through December 1865.

Petition for Exemption

A petition filed with the Governor of Texas to exempt Gustaff Berkenhoff from military service because he was Frelsburg's blacksmith. Contributed by Matt Cross


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