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Title: Adjutant General’s Department Reconstruction records
Description: The Texas Adjutant General's Department oversees the military interests of Texas to serve the state civil authorities and the citizens of Texas. During the Congressional phase of Reconstruction, the military affairs of the State of Texas, and many aspects of civil government, were controlled by the commander of the District of Texas (1866-1868) or of the 5th Military District (1868-1870). These records are of those districts, and of the State Police and the State Guard and Reserve Militia, both created in 1870 and commanded by a newly restored state adjutant general. Types of records include military orders; correspondence, petitions, and sworn statements; reports of crimes, arrests, and fugitives from justice; certificates of disability; court martial proceedings; annual militia returns; militia rolls; a hospital report; affidavits of loss and damage; quartermaster records (especially vouchers), pay vouchers, ordnance records, and accounts for moneys collected and disbursed; and other financial records, dating 1865-1874, and undated. One letterpress volume in these records has been digitized and is part of the Texas Digital Archive.scope note from the abstract
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Adjutant General's Department Reconstruction records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: The records are organized into the following series: 5th Military District/District of Texas records, 1865-1870, undated; State Police records, 1870-1873, undated; State Guard and Reserve Militia records, 1870-1874, undated
Technical requirements: Letterpress books are extremely fragile; pages are tissue-thin and bindings are either broken or ready to break. Therefore, they may not be photocopied and must be treated with great care.