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    Texas Confederacy Archive of William Carroll Adams Family: Military Activities in Texas During the Confederacy. This interesting collection of almost 200 military and personal papers contains much documentation on the life and family of William C. Adams, who served in the Texas Confederate Army during the Civil War under the command of the legendary "Rip" Ford. Adams was lieutenant and later captain of Company C, Second Regiment, Texas Mounted Rifles, which he personally recruited. For the little extant documentation on Adams, see Christine Stopka's Partial List of Texas Ranger Company and Unit Commanders, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, 2001; see also Texas Adjutant General Service Records in the Texas State Archives. Some of the letters and documents concern borderland chaos and relations with Texas' neighbor to the south, such as problems with Juan Nepomuceno (Cheno) Cortina, the 1859 attack on Brownsville and the need to maintain good relations with the Mexican government. Also found are fascinating glimpses into troubles with Native Americans, cattle rustling and ranching. Of prime interest in the Civil War material are five printed and manuscript Texas muster rolls from 1861 to 1862 for Adams' company of Texas Mounted Rifles. These muster rolls are rare and unusual Confederate imprints, valuable for their documentation and exciting for the immediacy of history they impart. Adams' Texas Mounted Rifle Company reflect two great Texas traditions -- horse and guns. Included in the Texas Confederate correspondence are letters and orders by important historical persons in Texas, including John S. "Rip" Ford, Earl Van Dorn, John Robert Baylor, Benjamin and Henry McCulloch, Samuel A. Maverick, and others. The printed orders in this archive are not recorded in Parrish and Willingham's Confederate Imprints: A Bibliography of Southern Publications from Secession to Surrender. Included in the documentation of Adams' military affairs are various orders and othe



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