University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

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



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Griscom, George L.
Title: Griscom, George L., Papers
Dates: 1861-1863
Abstract: Comprised of one Photostat and four typescript copies of George L. Griscom's diary, dated 1861-1863, as well as research materials regarding Griscom and the Ninth Texas Cavalry.
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

George L. Griscom (1837-1901) was an adjutant of the 9th Texas Cavalry, one of four regiments composing Ross' Brigade in the C.S.A. Army. Ross' 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.," https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qkr02 (accessed May 25, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The George L. Griscom Papers, 1861-1863, is comprised of one Photostat and four typescript copies of Griscom's diary, dated 1861-1863, and include muster rolls and relates to marches; battles of Round Mountain 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, as well as additional typescripts of research materials regarding Griscom and the Ninth Texas Cavalry.


Restrictions

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.
Places
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.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Amanda Reyes, April 2016.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R6 Diary (3 typescript, 1 Photostat), 1861-1863
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4J360 Diary (1 typescript), 1861-1863
George L. Griscom research material
"Report on search of carded records of military service," National Archives and Records Service
"Research Data on Adj. Geo. Griscom, C.S.A."
"A Brief History of the Ninth Texas Cavalry, C.S.A."
"Portrait of a Confederate: George L. Griscom, C.S.A."
"Some Suggestions for Future Research on G.L. Griscom"