University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James Monroe Holmsley Papers, 1861-1898

Descriptive Summary

Creator Holmsley, James Monroe
Title James Monroe Holmsley Papers
Dates: 1861-1898
Extent 3 inches.
Language English
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Information

James Monroe Holmsley was commanding officer of Company G, 1st Regiment, Texas Mounted Rifleman and commander of Camp Colorado (1861-1862) in Coleman County, Texas.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, military orders, legal and financial reports, literary production and photographs relate to James Monroe Holmsley as a Confederate officer and post-war merchant and cattleman in Comanche, Texas.

Index Terms

Holmsley, James Monroe--Archives
Confederate States of America Army--Officers--Archives
Confederate States of America Army Texas Mounted Riflemen Regiment, 1st Company G.
Coleman County (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Confederate States of America--History--Sources
Comanche (Tex.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources.
Cattle breeders--Texas.

Administrative Information

Cite as:

James Monroe Holmsley Papers, 1861-1898, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



2E248 Correspondence, October 1861 - May 6, 1898, undated
Legal documents, July 21, 1862 - February 19, 1881
Financial reports
Receipts, September 20, 1873-August 8, 1882
Wichita Savings Bank account record, September 14 - November 21, 1874
Promissory notes, September 4, 1871 - October 11, 1872
Personal check, July 12, 1898
Literary efforts:
Essay on Texas Indians, undated
Essay on Juan Nepomuceno Almonte, undated
Transcript of essay on Juan Nepomuceno Almonte, undated
Printed material, undated
Company G, 1st Regiment, Texas Mounted Riflemen, Army, Confederate States of America:
Muster rolls, April [?], December 24, 1864
2.325/V7 Monthly returns, August, December, 1861, August, 1862
Commissioned officers present and absent, January 31, 1861, June 1862
2E248 Abstract of articles transferred and officers present, 1862
General and Special Orders, May 11, 1861 - May 3, 1864
Quartermaster's records:
2.325/V7 February 29, 1862
2E248 November 4, 1861 - July 1864, undated
2.325/V7 March 31, 1864
January 3, 1862
June 1, 1862- January 1, 1864, and undated
Monthly statements of funds received and disbursed at Fort Clark, Texas, February 1863
2E248 Soldiers certificated of disability, September 24, 1862 - February 11, 1864
Inventory of the personal effects of Norman Grisham, deceased, January 2, 186[?]
3T84 Photographs:
James Monroe Holmsley house, Comanche, Texas [two views]
James Monroe Holmsley (1838-1881), Thomas Jefferson Holmsley (1834-1903), and Mr. [?] Kingsberry