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W. D. Lowther Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-004
The Lowther collection consists of 12 letters from Confederate soldier W. D. Lowther to his fiancee, Phronie or Fronie Autry, in Texas during the United States Civil War. Dated from June 1863 through May 1864, these handwritten letters are all accompanied by typed transcriptions, and a few folders contain handwritten transcripts as well.

Dates

  • 1863-1864

Creator

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The material in this collection is in the public domain. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Biographical Information:

W. D. Lowther, the second Confederate soldier, served in Company D, 2nd Texas Brigade, 17th Consolidated Regiment. This company was attached to Colonel George M. Fluornoy's 16th Texas Infantry Regiment of Major General John G. Walker's Texas Division when the latter officer relieved Brigadier General Henry McCullough. During the time Lowther is writing, the 12th Texas Division, often referred to as "Walker's Greyhounds," was attempting to repulse Union forces in Arkansas and Louisiana in order to rout the U.S. Army's efforts to cut off Texas from the rest of the Confederacy and interrupt its considerable supplies from reaching east into the southern states.

Acquisition Information:

The collection was a gift of Mr. William Kilgarlin in February 1970.

Processing Information:

K. Fox, October 1996.
Title
Guide to the W. D. Lowther Civil War Letters
Author
K.E. Fox
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • March 31st, 2017: Tue Jul 22 14:50:49 CDT 2003 urn:taro:uh.sc.00014 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (20030505).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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