A Guide to the Glasscock (Stephen Coleman) Papers, 1839-1865.
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.
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.
The collection is open for research.
Stephen Coleman Glasscock Papers, 1844-1933, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers