Biography

The materials in this collection consists of correspondence, minutes, periodicals, books, and other printed material. They were once the property of E. E. Ellis, who collected them for his personal library. The significance of the Robert E. Lee Camp No. 158, which met in Fort Worth, Texas, was the accumulation of the stories and other accounts of the veterans who fought for the Confederate States of America. The United Confederate Veterans gathered for several years in the late 19th Century and into the early 20th Century to relive the glory days of the struggle within the United States that tore the country apart. The soldiers overcame odds and hardships during and after the war.

Scope and Content

The collection contains material concerning Confederate Civil War Veterans and the reunions they had at the Robert E. Lee Camp No. 158 in Fort Worth, Texas during the late 1890s through the 1920s.

The correspondence materials contain the veterans' written experiences in the war. The ledgers are rosters of members who attended the reunions. Also includes publications of the Century Warbook: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War and The Confederate Soldier in the Civil War series.

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Contact information:

Monte Monroe, Ph.D.
Southwest Collection Archvist
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Box 41041
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1041
806.834.3063 Work
806.742.0496 Fax
monte.monroe@ttu.edu

A complete finding aid for this collection is located at Texas Archival Resources Online

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