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This collection contains photocopies of a letter written by Nathan Bedford Forrest to Clara Hotze of Little Rock, Arkansas appointing her Maid of Honor for the United Confederate Veterans' Reunion in Little Rock 1911 and a list of the Capitol City Guards.

Biographical/Historical Note

Peter Hotze(1836-1909) was born October 12, 1836 at Innsbruck in the Austrian Tyrol and died April12, 1909 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was the son of Wolfgang Reinart Hotze and Mary Sophia Hotze. In 1856 he came to the United States and settled in Little Rock early in 1857 where he engaged in the general merchandise business. He was a member of the Capital Guards, which became Company A of the Sixth Arkansas regiment of General Cleburne's division during the Civil War. After the war he formed a partnership with John Gould and entered the cotton and general merchandise business. In 1868 Peter Hotze married Johanna Krause. Hotze died in 1900. They had three children, Sophia, Fredrick, and Clara. Miss Clara Hotze was born September 30, 1880 and served as a Maid of Honor for the 1911 Confederate Veterans' Reunion in Little Rock, Arkansas. She married Colonel James Villard Heidt in Little Rock, Arkansas. James Heidt died May 31, 1953. Clara died April 21 1960 and is buried with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Hotze materials [photocopy], SMC.027.014


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Hotze materials [photocopy], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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