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George Thomas Howard was born in Washington,D.C.in 1814. Coming to Texas in 1836, he joined the army of the new Republic and served in Galveston and San Antonio, compiling a distinguished record of frontier service. He was part of the Santa Fe Expedition in 1841 and imprisoned in Mexico when the venture's participants were captured in New Mexico. Escaping from prison, he returned to Texas, took part in the 1842 Somervell expedition, and served as sheriff of Bexar County. During the Mexican War, Howard was a member of the Texas Volunteer Cavalry, again compiling a noteworthy military record.
The George T. Howard Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, printed material, and an artifact, primarily related to Howard’s business activities in the last two decades of his life.
George T. Howard, Charles A. Snowden, Duncan C. Ogden, correspondence
DRT Collection at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, "Howard (George T.) Papers, 1847-1908" (2020). Finding Aids: Guides to the Collection. 12.