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One time Commander of Terry’s Texas Rangers, Wharton, 1828-1865, was born in Nashville and brought to Galveston as a child. He attended the University of South Carolina and, in 1848, married Penelope Johnson, daughter of the Governor of that state. In 1859 Wharton was elected district attorney for the First judicial District of Texas.
He entered the Confederate Army as Captain of Company B, Terry’s Texas Rangers. Wounded at Shiloh and Murfreesboro, Wharton also participated in the Bardstown and Chickanauga campaigns, and became major general in 1863.
Collection Size: 15 items.
Papers are correspondence, general orders, biographical sketches and letters of introduction from the Civil War career of Wharton. The 1925 correspondence of Rosenberg Library accepting the donation of the papers is included.
J. W. Harris to Frank C. Patten regarding donation of Wharton papers.
Unsigned brief handwritten sketch about John A. Wharton.
|25-0554||Correspondence from B. F. Cheatham to Mrs. Wharton.On reverse, handwritten correspondence in pencil from E. P. Wharton to “cousin” dated December 20.||December 16, 1866|
|25-0555||Correspondence from B. F. Cheatham to J. W. Harris discussing his opinion of General John A. Wharton.||December 3, 1866|
|25-0556||Letter of introduction from Lt. Gen. L. Polk, to Lt. Gen. S. K. Smith||March 15, 1864|
|25-0557||Letter of introduction from Maj. Gen. Howell Cobb to Maj. Gen. J. Bankhead Magruder||March 4, 1864|
|25-0558||Letter of introduction from J. M. Withers to Lt. Gen. E. K. Smith||March 12, 1864|
|25-0559||Letter of introduction from Maj. Gen. P.N. Cleburne to Lt. Gen. E. K. Smith||March 3, 1864|
|25-0560||Letter of introduction from Maj. Gen. B. F. Cheatham to Lt. Gen. E. Kirby Smith||March 3, 1864|
|25-0561||Letter of introduction from Maj. Gen. Alex P. Stewart to Lt. Gen. E. Kirby Smith||March 1, 1864|
|25-0562||Letter of introduction from J. B. Hood to Lt. Gen. E. K Smith||March 1, 1864|
|25-0563||Correspondence from Alex P. Stewart to Maj. Gen. John A. Wharton thanking him for his service.||March 1, 1864|
|25-0564||Letter of introduction from Lt. Gen. W. Hardee to Lt. Gen. E. K. Smith||February 29, 1864|
|25-0565||Letter of introduction from Secretary of War James A. Seddon to Lt. Gen. E. K. Smith||February 23, 1864|
|25-0566||General Order No. 12 issued by Gen. L. Polk citing the gallantry of Col. Wharton at Bardstown, Kentucky.||October 9, 1862|
|25-0567||Handwritten sketch of General John A. Wharton by R. F. Bunting, Chaplain of Terry’s Texas Rangers. [13 handwritten pages]|
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