Archive for November 30th, 2007

good scrapin’

Everyone who loves old photos should check out the fabulous layout andilynn created for a photo of her grandmother. It knocks my socks off.


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I came across this while looking at service records. It is always a treat to come across an original document among the index cards. It is an even better treat if the document contains a description of an ancestor. Further evidence that I am spending too much time with the war instead of preparing for finals.


To all whom it may concern.

The bearer hereof W. R. Meeks, a Corporal in Capt. N. L. McGinnis Company Moores Regt. Tex. Vol. Inft. Aged twenty two years, five feet, eleven inches high, fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair, & by profession a Stockraiser, Born in the state of MO. & enlisted at Galveston in the CSA on the 12th day of September 1861, to serve for the period of the war, Is hereby permitted to go to Blanco, Hays County, State of Texas; He having received a furlough from the 28th day of Jany to the 12th day of Feby 1862. at which period he will rejoin his Company or Regiment at Houston or wherever it then may be, or be Considered a Deserter.

Given under my hand at Houston this 24th day of Jany 1862.

N L McGinnis Capt

Camp 1061 2nd Regt Tex 5 Inft



Application for
Furlough of Corp
Wm R Meeks of Co. H
2 Tex Inf
Moores Regt

Jan 24, 1862

By order of
Brg Gen P O Hebert
Gen R Nelson

(stamped) Rebel Archives, Record Division, War Department.

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