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A. C. Lenert was a member of Waul's Texas Legion during the Civil War and was present at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Waul's Texas Legion was raised in 1862 in Washington County, Texas by Brigadier General Thomas Neville Waul to fight for the Confederacy. This legion of Texas troops played a key role in the defense of Vicksburg. With the exception of one company, the legion was captured in the fall at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. A. C. Lenert is listed on the Confederate Parole list as a 2nd Lieutenant in Waul's Texas Legion, Infantry, Company E. After the war, it is believed that A. C. Lenert returned to Texas and may have been living in or near LaGrange by the 1890s.
He gave permission for a photocopy of the memorandum book to be made.
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This collection consists of a photocopy of Confederate soldier A. C. Lenert's memorandum book and a typed transcript of the page narrative. Covering the years 1861-1863, the 20-page handwitten book includes Lenert's description of Waul's Texas Legion in the battle of Vicksburg, May-June, 1863. This is a daily log of the shelling, artillery attacks, and the intensity of fighting, as well as a record of cuts in rations for soldiers as the siege continues. The last few pages of the book record financial records in ledger form, which are not included in the transcript.
A photocopy of the memorandum book written by A. C. Lenert
A typecript of A. C. Lenert's memorandum book.