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A. C. Lenert Papers, 1861-1863 | Manuscripts

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: A. C. Lenert Papers, 1861-1863Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1861-1863
ID: 01/HM.32
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The items in this collection are arranged by type of material. The original comes before the typescript.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1981
Languages: English

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A photocopy of a handwritten memoir of A. C. Lenert, a member of Waul's Texas Legion at the Battle of Vicksburg.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of a photocopy of 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.

Collection Historical Note

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

Repository: Manuscripts
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Charles McGeough
Acquisition Method: He gave permission for a photocopy of the memorandum book to be made.
Preferred Citation: A. C. Lenert Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: April 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added dates, Scope/Content, and Historical Note from previous version of finding aid

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1677: A. C. Lenert PapersAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 642225
Folder 1: Memorandum BookAdd to your cart.
A photocopy of the memorandum book written by A. C. Lenert
Folder 2: TypescriptAdd to your cart.
A typecript of A. C. Lenert's memorandum book.

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