01/HM.0032 Guide to the A. C. Lenert Papers Lenert, A. C. Finding Aid Authors: Perri Hamilton.

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Guide to the A. C. Lenert Papers 1861/1863 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection A. C. Lenert Papers 1861-1863 1861-1863 01/HM.0032 1.00 English Manuscripts A photocopy of a handwritten memoir of A. C. Lenert, a member of Waul's Texas Legion at the Battle of Vicksburg. Administrative History:

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.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

He gave permission for a photocopy of the memorandum book to be made.

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

A. C. Lenert Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The items in this collection are arranged by type of material. The original comes before the typescript.

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents id142873 1677 A. C. Lenert Papers 642225 id142874 1677 1 Memorandum Book Scope and Contents

A photocopy of the memorandum book written by A. C. Lenert

id142875 1677 2 Typescript Scope and Contents

A typecript of A. C. Lenert's memorandum book.