A Guide to the George L. Griscom Diary, 1861-1863
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.," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/RR/qkr2.html (accessed May 25, 2010).
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.
The collection is open for research.
George L. Griscom Diary, 1861-1863, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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