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Finding Aid for the William Decatur Howell Collection (MUM00235)

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Finding Aid for the William Decatur Howell Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00235/
Title: William Decatur Howell Collection
Dates: 1863-1864
Collector: Howell, William D. (William Decatur)
Physical Extent: 1 box (.417 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00235
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Diary, letters and passes from William Decatur Howell, private Company I, 3rd. Mississippi Cavalry. Also includes typescripts of the diary and letters from Maud Morrow Brown entitled : "William Decatur Howell 1846-1864: A Soldier's Journal Letters". Nearly all items written between William Decatur Howell and his mother, Nancy Keyes Merriam Howell.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

Civil War related materials in this collection have been digitized and made available in the University of Mississippi Civil War Archive.


Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, 3rd. Company I
Soldiers -- Mississippi -- Diaries
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate


Formats

diaries
correspondence
typescripts


Biographical Note

In Summer 1863, William Decatur Howell of Oxford, MS enlisted for the Confederate Army as a member of the home guards, later Company I, 3rd. Mississippi Cavalry; he was seventeen upon enlistment. On 28 July 1864, Howell was mortally wounded near Atlanta and died two days later. He was buried on a hillside with a cedar tree planted to mark the grave.


User Information

Prefered Citation

William Decatur Howell Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The William Decatur Howell Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Brown, Maud Marrow. William Decatur Howell, 1846-1864. A soldier's journal and letters. (Typescript). Cataloged : E467.1.H84 B7

For more Civil War materials housed at the University of Mississippi Archives & Special Collections, see our Civil War subject guide.

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Container List

1.1 Diary, Undated
1.2 Pass. Oxford, 27 October 1862
1.3 Pass. Oxford, 13 November 1862
1.4 Apply for a horse. Panola, 24 March
1.5 Pass. Panola, 26 April 1863
1.6 Capt. John Alston or the Independent Scout, Undated
1.7 Description of the ground. Near West Point, Undated
1.8 Description of the Height at the Bridge 4 miles from West Point, 27 February 1864
1.9 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp Wyatt, 6 October 1863
1.10 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp Panola, 10 December 1863
1.11 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp Panola, 29 November 1863
1.12 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp near Dyson’s Farm, 23 January 1864
1.13 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp near West Point, 23 February 1863
1.14 ALS. W.D. Howell to “Parents.” Camp Near Starkville, 26 February 1864
1.15 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp near Macon, 7 March 1864
1.16 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp near Tupelo, 1 May 1864
1.17 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp at Macon, 19 March 1864
1.18 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp Near Tupelo, 11 May 1864
1.19a ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp Near Tupelo, 16 May 1864
1.19b ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp Near Tupelo, 17 May 1864
1.20 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. On the March, 23 May 1864
1.21 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Columbus, MS., 26 May 1864
1.22 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp at Jackson, 2 June 1864
1.23a ALS. W.D. Howell to “Sister.” Camp 12 miles North of Jackson, 4 June 1864
1.23b ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp between Jackson and Canton, 4 June 1864
1.24 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp near Canton, 12 June 1864
1.25a ALS. F.M. Howell to W.D. Howell. Oxford, MS, 12 June 1864
1.25b ALS. N.K. Howell to W.D. Howell. Oxford, MS, 12 June 1864
1.26 ALS. W.D. Howell to Mrs. N.K. Howell. Camp near Canton, 16 June 1864
1.27 ALS. W.D. Howell to “Kind Friend.” Camp Prichard’s Cross Roads, 18 June 1864
1.28 ALS. W.D. Howell to “Brother.” Camp Prichard’s Cross Roads, 26 June 1864
1.29a ALS. Alma Isom Howell to W.D. Howell. Oxfords, MS., 6 July 1864
1.29b ALS. W.D. Howell to “Parents.” Camp near Che[?] Station Al, 24 July 1864
1.30 ALS. W.D. Howell to “Mother.” N.P., Undated
1.31a J.L. Power to Benj. P. Howell. , Undated
1.31b ALS. W.D. Howell’s Death. Jackson, 16 November 1864
1.32 ALS. F.[M.] Howell to Mother. Tulip, Arkansas, 3 July 1874
1.33 Envelopes, Undated
1.34 [R.M. Swiws?] to [W.T. Magrids], 16 March 1863
1.35 2nd Iowa Cav. Permission to Visit LaGrange, 12 June 1863
1.36 “Secession Pudding.” M.M. Tidall, Undated
1.37 Treasury Department Receipt, 1 June 1895
1.38 The Summer Shower, Undated
1.39a “We Pray for You at Home”, Undated
1.39b “EASU, or the Birthright Despised”, Undated
1.39c “Jacobs Ladder, or the Downcast Lifted Up”, Undated
1.40 Brown, Maud Morrow. "William Decatur Howell 1846-1864: A Soldier’s Journal Letters…", Undated
1.41 Brown, Maud Morrow. "William Decatur Howell 1846-1864: A Soldier’s Journal Letters…", Undated
1.42 Account Book, Undated