University of Texas Arlington

Texas Confederate Gravesite Project Records:

A Guide

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bryan, Jimmy L.
Title: Texas Confederate Gravesite Project Records
Dates: Approximately 1986-1990
Abstract: The records are comprised of correspondence, research files, books, and printed material from a project to compile information on the Confederate veterans of the Civil War who are buried in Texas cemeteries. Sources include individuals, institutions, and organizations. The project includes an alphabetical ledger, files of contributor correspondence, and information filed by county name. Information was contributed both on forms and in letters and includes names with birth and death dates, rank, service record, and place of burial as well as biographical sketches and family information of many of the veterans.
Identification: AR429
Extent: 6 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Jimmy Bryan received his M.A. in history from the University of Texas at Arlington. His primary interests are in the Civil War and Texas history.

Scope and Contents

Texas Confederate Gravesite Project Records are comprised of correspondence, research files, books, and printed material. Bryan collected the material between 1988 and 1990 with the intent of publishing a book listing all of the Confederate soldiers' gravesites in Texas. The State of Texas had attempted to collect similar information for the centennial of the Civil War. Bryan included all the information the state had received plus as much more as he could collect. This information is listed by the county of the gravesite. The information gathering process depended on volunteers who were interested in Confederate soldiers obtaining and submitting information they had. The collectors can be divided into two groups: county historical societies/historians and descendants of the Confederate soldiers.

The county historians tried to list all known gravesites in their county. The descendants/family historians tended to list all their known ancestors who were buried in Texas, regardless of location of the grave(s). The record for Montague County is particularly good. Several county historical societies wrote back to Bryan suggesting he buy their county history book, which contained the information. If such books were purchased, they were donated to the University of Texas at Arlington Library separately.

The State of Texas attempted a similar project as part of the centennial observance of the Civil War. Copies of all the information the State received, which was not as comprehensive are included in these project files. These files comprise Series I.

Series II is comprised of the surname lists, which were predominantly compiled from published sources but include some of the listings submitted by the volunteers. These are alphabetical by the first letter of the last name only, but are keyed by a number in the left-hand margin to the published source from which the information was extracted. Bryan's published sources are listed in the first folder in Series II.

Series III contains other information of interest to the researcher, including a list of names of cemeteries in each county, the correspondence Mr. Bryan received on the subject, and a county map of Williamson County, showing the location of all cemeteries in that county.


The Texas Confederate Gravesite Project Records are organized in three series:
Series I. County Listing, 1988-1990. 1.7 linear ft. (4 document boxes)
Series II. Surname Lists, 1988-1990. 0.4 linear ft. (1 document box)
Series III. Other Records, 1986-1990. 0.4 linear ft. (1 document box)



Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Registers of births, etc.--Texas.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Biography.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Administrative Information


Gift of Jimmy L. Bryan,1995.

The donor collected these records in 1988-1990. When Mr. Bryan discovered that publication was not going to be feasible, he donated all the materials to the University of Texas at Arlington Library, Special Collections, in 1995.

Accessioned as 95-63.


Texas Confederate Gravesite Project Records, AR429, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Container List

Series I. County Listing, 1988-1990.
Extent 1.7 linear ft. (4 document boxes).

A listing by county of Confederate veterans buried in that county. The material in each folder either came from volunteers or is copies of records from the Texas State Archives. A majority of the information is in a standardized format.
Box Folder
1 1 Anderson
2 Angelina
3 Aransas
4 Armstrong
5 Atascosa
6 Austin
7 Bastrop
8 Bell
9 Bexar
10 Bosque
11 Bowie
12 Brazoria
13 Brazos
14 Brown
15 Burleson
16 Caldwell
17 Calhoun
18 Callahan
19 Cameron
20 Camp
21 Carson
22 Cass
23 Chambers
24 Cherokee
25 Clay
26 Coke
27 Coleman
28 Collin
29 Colorado
30 Comal
31 Comanche
32 Concho
33 Cooke
34 Coryell
35 Cottle
36 Crockett
37 Crosby
38 Dallam
39 Dallas
40 Denton
41 De Witt
42 Eastland
43 Ector
44 Edwards
45 Ellis
46 El Paso
47 Erath
48 Falls
49 Fannin
50 Fayette
51 Franklin
52 Freestone
Box Folder
2 1 Gaines
2 Galveston
3 Garza
4 Gillespie
5 Goliad
6 Gonzales
7 Gray
8 Grayson
9 Gregg
10 Grimes
11 Hale
12 Hall
13 Hamilton
14 Hansford
15 Hardeman
16 Hardin
17 Harris
18 Haskell
19 Hays
20 Henderson
21 Hidalgo
22 Hill
23 Hood
24 Hopkins
25 Hunt
26 Hutchison
27 Jack
28 Jackson
29 Jasper
30 Jefferson
31 Johnson
32 Karnes
33 Kaufman
34 Kendall
35 Kerr
36 Kimble
37 Knox
38 Lamar
39 Lampassas
40 LaSalle
41 Lavaca
42 Lee
43 Leon
44 Liberty
45 Limestone
46 Llano
47 Lubbock
Box Folder
3 1 Madison
2 Marion
3 Matagorda
4 McCullough
5 McLennan
6 Menard
7 Midland
8 Milam
9 Mills
10 Mitchell
11 Montague
12 Montague
13 Montague
14 Montgomery
15 Morris
16 Motley
17 Nacogdoches
18 Navarro
19 Nolan
20 Nueces
21 Ochiltree
22 Palo Pinto
23 Panola
24 Parker
25 Pecos
26 Polk
27 Rain
28 Randall
29 Real
30 Red River
31 Reeves
32 Roberts
33 Rockwall
34 Runnels
35 Rusk
Box Folder
4 1 San Augustine
2 San Saba
3 Scurry
4 Shelby
5 Smith
6 Somervell
7 Stephens
8 Stonewall
9 Swisher
10 Tarrant
11 Taylor
12 Titus
13 Tom Green
14 Travis
15 Travis State Cemetery
16 Trinity
17 Upshur
18 Uvalde
19 Val Verde
20 Van Zandt
21 Victoria
22 Walker
23 Washington
24 Webb
25 Wharton
26 Wheeler
27 Wichita
28 Wilbarger
29 Willacy
30 Williamson
31 Wilson
32 Wise
33 Wood
34 Young

Series II. Surname lists, 1988-1990.
Extent 0.4 linear ft. (1 document box)

This series is a written list of names of Confederate veterans compiled from various sources. The sources used and a code number for each are in Box 5, Folder 1. Each name in the subsequent folders is keyed by number in the left margin to the source of the information. The names are alphabetized by the first letter of the last name only.
Box Folder
5 1 Surname List Source
2 A, undated
3 B, undated
4 C, undated
5 D, undated
6 E, undated
7 F, undated
8 G, undated
9 H, undated
10 I, J, K, undated
11 L, undated
12 M, undated
13 N, O, undated
14 P, undated
15 Q, R, undated
16 S, undated
17 T, U, V, undated
18 W, X, Y, Z, undated

Series III. Other Records, 1986-1990.
Extent 0.4 linear ft. (1 document box)

Rosters of selected units, lists of some Confederate veterans buried in Texas who were from Georgia and Virginia units, a listing of names of cemeteries within a county, and correspondence from people who submitted information to Jimmy Bryan, who collected this information. The majority of this information is undated.
Box Folder
5 19 Deaths in Texas Confederate Hospitals, undated
20 Georgia Confederates buried in Texas, undated
21 Virginia Confederates buried in Texas, undated
22 Roster 3rd Texas Cavalry, undated
23 Roster Quinn's Company, O'Neill's Company, Company C., Shannon's Company, Mains' Company, undated
Box Folder
6 1 Names of cemeteries, listed by county, undated
2 Graves by cemetery listed in alphabetical order of cemetery name, undated
3 Correspondence to Jimmy Bryan, 1988
4 Correspondence to Jimmy Bryan, 1989-1990
5 Williamson County Map with the location of all cemeteries shown, 1986