University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Glasscock (Stephen Coleman) Papers, 1839-1865.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Glasscock, Stephen Coleman
Title: Stephen Coleman Glasscock Papers
Dates: 1839-1865
Abstract: The Stephen Coleman Glasscock Papers, 1839-1865, document the career of Glasscock as a Texas Ranger and Confederate officer and include an 1839 poem and 1842 letter to Miss Margaret B. Carr of Springfield, Tennessee from L.H. Wilson of Crittenden County, Kentucky.
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Stephen Coleman Glasscock of Bastrop County, Texas, served as a Ranger in Hay’s Texas Mounted Volunteer Regiment during the Mexican War before being discharged in 1847. In 1862, Glasscock was commissioned as a Jr. 2nd Lieutenant in the Confederate Army and served until the end of the Civil War in 1865.


Scope and Contents

The Stephen Coleman Glasscock Papers, 1839-1865, document the career of Glasscock as a Texas Ranger and Confederate officer. The papers include a commission for Glasscock to Jr. 2nd Lieutenant in the Confederate army, an 1855 bill of sale for a slave, field notes of an 1856 land survey, and an honorable discharge for Glasscock from the Texas Mounted Volunteers in 1847. The papers also consist of an 1839 poem and letter dated June 13, 1842, to Miss Margaret B. Carr of Springfield, Tennessee from L.H. Wilson of Crittenden County, Kentucky.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Glasscock, Stephen Coleman--Archives
Carr, Margaret B.
Wilson, L.H.
Subjects
Confederate States of America, Army.
Texas Rangers--History--19th century.
Places
Bastrop County (Tex.)-- History--19th century.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Stephen Coleman Glasscock Papers, 1844-1933, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2D215 Poem by Margaret B. Carr, 1839
Letter to Miss Margaret B. Carr from L.H. Wilson, 1842
Commission as Jr. 2nd Lieutenant for Bastrop County, 1862
Bill of sale of slave, 1855
Field notes of land survey, 1856
Orders, Chief Purchasing Commissary, 1865
Honorable discharge from Texas Mounted Volunteers, 1847