Texas State Library and Archives Commission

An Inventory of a Terry's Texas Rangers Reunion Panorama at the Texas State Archives, 1908 November 10



Overview

Title: Terry's Texas Rangers reunion panorama
Dates: 1908 November 10
Abstract: The 8th Texas Cavalry, popularly known as Terry's Texas Rangers, was a group of Texas volunteers for the Confederate States Army assembled by Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry in August 1861. This panorama is a group photographic portrait of the Terry's Texas Rangers reunion in Houston, Texas on November 10, 1908. The image has been digitized and is part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Quantity: 0.05 cubic ft. (1 panorama)
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Historical Sketch

The 8th Texas Cavalry, popularly known as Terry's Texas Rangers, was a group of Texas volunteers for the Confederate States Army assembled by Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry in August 1861. The regiment was mustered into Confederate service at Houston on September 9, 1861. Terry was elected colonel, Thomas S. Lubbock lieutenant colonel, and Thomas Harrison major. Terry's Texas Rangers fought at the battles of Shiloh (April 6-8, 1862), Perryville (October 8, 1862), Murfreesboro (December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863), Chickamauga (September 19-20, 1863), and Chattanooga (November 24-25, 1863); in the Atlanta campaign (May 1-September 2, 1864); and served as raiders in Kentucky and Tennessee under Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

(Sources include: Cutrer, Thomas W., "Eighth Texas Cavalry [Terry's Texas Rangers]," Handbook of Texas Online; accessed on September 19, 2017.)


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The 8th Texas Cavalry, popularly known as Terry's Texas Rangers, was a group of Texas volunteers for the Confederate States Army assembled by Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry in August 1861. This panorama is a group photographic portrait of the Terry's Texas Rangers reunion in Houston, Texas on November 10, 1908.

The panorama has handwritten numbers on each individual in the group portrait that correspond with a handwritten list of names in the lower margin of the print. The majority of the individuals are identified and often have a letter suffix that notes a corresponding company. Additional abbreviations have been identified including H.B. for Hood's Brigade; Col for colored; and JAG for Judge Advocate General. The abbreviation H.R. has not been further identified. The names were verified and corrected as much as possible with the Claiborne Muster Roll, available online at http://www.keathleywebs.com/terrysrangers/terry3.htm; and two publications by Thomas W. Cutrer, Our Trust is in the God of Battles and Terry Texas Ranger Trilogy. The list of names is included with the item-level description.


Arrangement of the Collection

The collection consists of a single item.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves when reviewing photographic materials.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects (Organizations):
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 8th--Pictorial works.
Subjects:
Reunions--Texas--Pictorial works.
Places:
Houston (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Document Types:
Group portraits--Texas.
Panoramas--Texas.
Photographs--Texas.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Bunting (Robert Franklin) diary, 1862-1863, 1 item [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed item. Call number is 2-23/753.]
Dodd (Ephraim Shelby) diary, 1863-1864, 1 item [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed item. Call number is 2-23/657.]
Five Men of the Eighth Texas Cavalry photograph collection, undated, 1 photograph [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed item. Call number is 1974/029.]
Paddock (Mrs. W.B.) collection, 1856, 1862, 1866, 1881, 9 items [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-23/958.]
Rutherford (Mrs. P.R.) collection, 1862-1863, 1893, undated, 0.05 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-23/827.]
Terry's Texas Rangers Association reunion minutes, November 10, 1908, 1 item [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed papers. Call number is 2-23/947.]
Terry's Texas Rangers Flag collection, undated, 1 photograph [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed item. Call number is 1974/039.]
Terry's Texas Rangers muster rolls, 1861-1865, 0.05 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2-22/785.]
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Terry's Texas Rangers papers, 1882, 1907, 4 1/4 inches

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Terry's Texas Rangers reunion panorama. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1961/053

This collection was donated to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Lucille Phelps on June 18, 1962.

Processing Information

Processed by Halley Grogan, September 2017

Other Formats for the Collection

The image described in this finding aid has been digitized and is part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/prints-and-photographs/#rangers.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Terry's Texas Rangers reunion panorama, 1908 November 10,
0.05 cubic ft. (1 panorama)

Map-drawer Photo
103 1961/053-1 Terry's Texas Rangers reunion, Houston, Texas, 1908 November 10
[one 8 x 32-inch black-and-white photograph]
Those shown in the image include:
1. B.F. Weems, Company B
2. L.B. Giles, Company D
3. P.H. Arnold, Company F
4. D.W. Graham, Company A
5. E.A. Holmes, Company H
6. J.A. Jackson, Company K
7. W.H. Albertson, Company H
8. F. Perry Bryan, Company B
9. Joe Harris, Company B
10. R.C. Houston, Company G
11. Jno. W. Hill, Company D
12. William Owens, Company C
13. Abe Thomas, JAG (Judge Advocate General?)
14. W.H. Jenkins, Company G
15. Chas. Stone, Company D
16. Rufus Y. King, Company A
17. James Pryor, Company G
18. E.M. Phelps, Company G
19. W.C. Krooger(?), Company G
20. J.H. Washington, Company D
21. Joe Polley
22. W.R. Davis, Company D
23. Miss Stell Holcomb
24. Miss Mattie Blackburn
25. Unidentified
26. Mrs. Clem Basset
27. Jim Conner
28. Geo. Barunds(?), H.R.
29. Miss Harris Brenham
30. Unidentified
31. Charley Stone, Company D
32. B.F. Burris, Company C
33. J.B. Polley, HB (Hood's Brigade)
34. Madam Harris Brenham
35. Unidentified
36. Nat Holmes
37. Mrs. T.J. Taylor
38. T.A. Hill, Company D
39. Unidentified
40. John Farmer, Company K
41. H.W. Graber, Company B
42. W.P. Dever, Company B
43. Geo. T. McGehee, Company D
44. Unidentified
45. T.J. Taylor, Company D
46. W.D. Smith
47. A.B. Briscoe, Company K
48. Mrs. Jno. M. Claiborne
49. Jno. M. Claiborne, Company D
50. J. Harris, Company B
51. Geo. W. Littlefield, Company I
52. Theo. C. Lubbock, Company K
53. S.S. Ashe, Company B
54. Mrs. D.S. Combs, SA
55. D.S. Combs, Company D
56. J.H. Parramore, Company I
57. Thomas W. Hill
58. W.B. Simpson, Company F
59. J.K. White, Company E
60. W.W. Cannon, Company B
61. Pryer(?)
62. Clement Basset, Company H
63. W.D. Cleveland, Company B
64. Chas(?) Littlefield, Company E
65. John H. Ferguson
66. J.K.P. Blackburn, Company F
67. Kirchfeld(?)
68. W.N. Albright, Company D
69. Allen Perry, Col (Colored)
70. W.F. Holcomb
71. Unidentified
72. D [Doc] Mathews, Company K