George L. Griscom Papers, 1861-1863
George L. Griscom (1837-1901) was an adjutant of the 9th Texas Cavalry, one of four regiments composing Ross' Brigade in the C.S.A. Army. Ross' Brigade was one of the most famous Texas military units of the Civil War and was also one of the most active. Their actions in the Civil War included raiding the federal supply base at Holly Springs, Mississippi, in December 1862, as well as spending 112 days under fire and participating in eighty-six engagements in the Atlanta campaign of 1864.
Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Ross's Brigade, C.S.A.,"https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qkr02 (accessed May 25, 2010).
The George L. Griscom Papers, 1861-1863, is comprised of one Photostat and four typescript copies of Griscom's diary, dated 1861-1863, and include muster rolls and relates to marches; battles of Round Mountain Creek, Bird Creek, Elk Horn, Farrington, Corinth, Hatchio Bridge, Abbeville, Holly Springs, Davis Mill, Middleburg, Thompson's Station, Kennard's bridge; desertions; casualties; and what became of each member of the 9th Texas Cavalry, as well as additional typescripts of research materials regarding Griscom and the Ninth Texas Cavalry.
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George L. Griscom Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Subsequent revisions were made by Amanda Reyes, April 2016.
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