University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the J. C. George Papers, 1862-1904



Descriptive Summary

Creator: George, John Chowning, 1830-1917
Creator: George, William H., b. 1829
Title: George, J. C., Papers
Dates: 1862-1904
Abstract: Consisting of correspondence, an autobiography, a broadside, and photographs, the J. C. George Papers document the service of brothers John Chowning and William H. George as Confederate soldiers and their involvement with veteran reunions.
Extent: 6 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Chowning George was born in Warren County, Kentucky, one of seven children of Alfred and Elizabeth (Chowning) George. George and his brother William H. George (b. 1829) both migrated to Ellis County, Texas, around 1860 and joined the Confederate Army in 1861. George served in the 10th Texas Infantry before being discharged in 1865 due to injury. After the war, George returned to Ellis County and worked as a blacksmith. He married Rachil Matilda Davis in 1866. The family later lived in Palo Pinto County and then Nolan County.

Source:

Voran, B. J. “John Chowning George.” Ancestry.com. Accessed December 13, 2010.


Scope and Contents

Consisting of correspondence, an autobiography, a broadside, and photographs, the J. C. George Papers document, 1862-1904, the service of brothers John Chowning and William H. George as Confederate soldiers and their involvement with veteran reunions. The correspondence includes a letter from John to William during the war (1862) and a letter from a fellow veteran to William about a reunion (1904). Additionally, the collection includes William’s brief handwritten autobiography, a printed broadside for the 1904 annual reunion of the Texas Division, and two undated photographs of Confederate veterans at reunions.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
George, John Chowning, 1830-1917 -- Archives
George, William H., b. 1829 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 10th.
Places
Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War 1861-1865 -- Veterans

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. C. George Papers, 1862-1904, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

box
3F184 Correspondence
Letter from J. C. George to his brother, Lieutenant W. H. George, October 20, 1862
Letter from 1st Sergeant H. G. Driggs to Lieutenant W. H. George, August 3, 1904
Autobiography, by W. H. George, undated
Broadside, Official program of the 13th Annual Reunion of the Texas Division, U.C.V., Temple, Texas, July 20 - July 21, 1904
box
3T69 Photographs [annual reunions], undated