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Register of the Black Family Texas Civil War Correspondence, 1858-1869
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This collection consists of photocopies of manuscript and typescripts in a loose-leaf binder. Entries below composed exclusively of a location and date are letters from James Black to his wife, Patience. Entries that begin with a "P" are letters from Patience Black to her husband, James. These were written from South Bosque unless otherwise specified.
The Blacks were a Texas pioneer family. Most of this collection consists of letters between James Black, a Confederate officer on coastal defense duty near Galveston, and his wife, Patience Crain Black. Most of Mrs. Black's eighty-seven letters were written from South Bosque or from Henderson. Mr. Black's letters place him at Fort Herbert and Virginia Point (1862), Fort Point and Galveston Island (1863), Fort Point or Fort Sulakowski (1864) and Battery Rogers, Galveston (1865).
Collection is open for research.