University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the George L. Griscom Diary, 1861-1863

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Griscom, George L.
Title: Griscom, George L. Diary
Dates: 1861-1863
Abstract: Diary, with muster rolls, of George L. Griscom, adjutant of the 9th Texas Cavalry.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

George L. Griscom (1837-1901) was an adjutant of the 9th Texas Cavalry, one of four regiments composing Ross’s Brigade in the C.S.A. Army. Ross’s Brigade was one of the most famous Texas military units of the Civil War and was also one of the most active. Their actions in the Civil War included raiding the federal supply base at Holly Springs, Mississippi, in December 1862, as well as spending 112 days under fire and participating in eighty-six engagements in the Atlanta campaign of 1864.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Ross’s Brigade, C.S.A.," (accessed May 25, 2010).

Scope and Contents

The George L. Griscom diary, 1861-1863, includes muster rolls and relates to marches; battles of Round Moutain Creek, Bird Creek, Elk Horn, Farrington, Corinth, Hatchio Bridge, Abbeville, Holly Springs, Davis Mill, Middleburg, Thompson's Station, Kennard's bridge; desertions; casualties; and what became of each member of the 9th Texas Cavalry.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Griscom, George L., 1837-1901--Archives.
McCulloch, Ben, 1811-1862
Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863
Pike, Albert, 1809-1891
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry. Ross' Brigade
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 9th
Fayetteville (Ark.)
Van Buren (Ark.)
Springhill (Tenn.)
Grayson County (Tex.)
Sherman (Tex.)
Tarrant County (Tex.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate

Related Material

Griscom, George L. Fighting with Ross' Texas Cavalry Brigade, C.S.A.: The Diary of George L. Griscom, Adjutant, 9th Texas Cavalry Regiment. Hillsboro, Tex.: Hill Jr. College Press, 1976. Call number: E 580.6 R75 1976

See also: Rose (Victor M.) Papers, 1832-1887

See also: Confederate States of America Records, 1856-1915

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George L. Griscom Diary, 1861-1863, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2R6 Diary, 1861-1863