University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

L. H. Graves Diary, 1861-1864

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Graves, L. H.
Title: L. H. Graves diary
Dates: 1861-1864
Abstract: Diary kept by L. H. Graves, Confederate soldier, during the Civil War. Diary relates to Company K, 6th Texas Cavalry; training and movements through Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi; Graves's wounding at Corinth and being taken prisoner.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01522
Extent: 1 volume
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

L. H. Graves, from Collin County, Texas, was a Lieutenant in Captain J. W. Throckmorton's Company K, Sixth Texas Cavalry, one of four regiments composing Ross's Brigade. He began keeping his diary when he first set out from Texas to join the command of Brigadier General Benjamin McCulloch in 1861. He was present at the battle of Pea Ridge (Benton County) in March 1862 and followed his regiment east of the Mississippi during the weeks following the engagement. Graves was seriously wounded in the fighting at Corinth, Mississippi, in October of that year and spent the next few months recuperating as a prisoner of the Union at Iuka, Mississippi. He did not rejoin his regiment until May 1, 1863, at Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Scope and Contents

The L. H. Graves Diary, 1861-1864, is a photocopy of an original, relating to Company K, 6th Texas Cavalry, as well as training and movements through Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The diary also describes Graves' wounding at Corinth, Mississippi, and his experiences after being taken prisoner.


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Index Terms

Personal Names
Graves, L. H.
McCulloch, Ben, 1811-1862
Throckmorton, J. W. (James Webb), 1825-1894
Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 6th
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
United States

Related Materials

See also George L. Griscom Diary, 1861-1863.

See also Rose (Victor M.) Papers, 1832-1887.

See also Confederate States of America Records.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

L. H. Graves Diary, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Collection


2R5 [SRH1230011760] Diary, 1861-1864