Journal describes Texan Confederate soldier W.W. Heartsill's experiences during the U.S. Civil War, including material related to Texas ranching activities, Indian and Mexican affairs, and botany; the Texas Secession Convention; generals Braxton Bragg, Stonewall Jackson, Joseph E. Johnston, and John W. Whitfield; his work with the W.P. Lane Rangers (later Company F, 2nd Regiment, Texas Calvary); battles of Chickamauga and Vicksburg; prisoners of war; and Confederate Army Trans-Mississippi Department. This journal eventually was published by the author under the title "Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army."

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