Descendants of Norvell R. Granberry
Researched by Jane Embrose


2002-2005, all rights reserved



Generation No. 1


1.  NORVELL R.9 GRANBERRY  (LOAMMI8, GEORGE7, JAMES6, MOSES5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, LEONARD2 CRAMBURY, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1806 in GA, and died April 1850 in Madison Co. MS (Source: 1850 Madison Co. MS Mortality Schedule, "Electronic," Norval Granberry, 44 years, Male, Married, born GA, Died April, of Consumption.).  He married NANCY MCLAURIN January 02, 1827 in Marion Co. MS (Source:, Mississippi Marriages 1826-1900,  (Microfilm copies of original county Marriage records), "Electronic.").  She was born Abt. 1809 in NC, and died August 1850 in Madison Co. MS (Source: 1850 Madison Co. MS Mortality Schedule, "Electronic," Nancy Granberry, 41 years, Female, Widow, born SC, Died August, of Consumption.).



The 1840 Census of Jasper Co., Ms. has a listing for a ? R. Granberry on page 197.  1 male under 5, 1 male between 5 & 10, 1 male between 10 & 15, 2 males between 30 & 40, 1 female under 5, 2 females between 5 & 10, 1 female between 10 & 15, and 1 female between 30 & 40.


Extract of Madison Co. MS. Will

Cause #291, Book A, page 151


Norval R. Granberry

    Oldest son-L.J. Granberry: Son-H.B.Granberry: Youngest son-N.R.J. Granberry: Oldest daughter-J.J. Granberry: Daughter C.C. Granberry: Youngest daughter-N.N. Granberry: Brother-Geo. B. Granberry; Slaves-Solomon, aged 10 yrs, Oliver, 8 yrs, Nimrod, Easter, Robert, Harriet, Winney, Kate, Mary;

Witnesses - W.H. Sessons, N.L. Taber, D.McNeel, L.W. Smith.

Dated September 1, 1849


Madison Co. MS 1850 Census

408-418 page 159, Monday November 9, 1850


Lodmi J. Granberry       21        M    Planter        $2000.    MS    

Hiram B.                       19         M    Student                      MS

George B.                     30         M    Planter                       GA

Jemmima J.                  17         F                                       MS

Catherine C.                  14         F                                       MS

Norvell R. J.                  10         M                                      MS

Nancy N.                        02        F                                       MS

Carey J.                         03         M                                     MS

Ella J.                            01         M                                     MS


1850 Mortality Schedule

Madison Co., MS


Nancy GRANBERRY        41    F        W    SC        Aug.        Consumption

Norval GRANBERRY        44    M        M    GA        Apr.        Consumption




1850 Mortality Schedule

Madison Co., MS


Nancy GRANBERRY        41    F        W    SC        Aug.        Consumption

Norval GRANBERRY        44    M        M    GA        Apr.        Consumption





2.                i.       LOAMI J.10 GRANBERRY, b. Abt. 1829, MS; d. Unknown, McLennan Co. TX.

                  ii.       HIRAM BRONSON GRANBERRY (Source: (1) Madison Co. MS  1850 Census,  (714-728 ( microfilm # )), "Electronic.", (2) Madison Co. MS Will Extracts.), b. March 01, 1831, Copiah Co. MS; d. November 30, 1864, Franklin,  Williamson  Co. TN (Source: Steve Haas, The Generals' Burial Listing,  (taken from "Generals in Blue and Generals in Gray"), "Electronic."); m. FANNIE SIMS, March 31, 1858, McLennan Co. TX (Source: McLennan Co. TX Marriage Records, Vol. I 1850-1870.); b. 1838, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co. AL; d. March 1863, Mobile, Mobile Co. AL.



From "Generals in Gray" (Lives of the Confederate Commanders) by Ezra J. Warner - published by Louisiana State University Press in 1959.


"Hiram Bronson Granbury was born in Copiah County, Ms., March 1, 1831, and was educated at Oakland College, Rodney, Ms.  Removing to Texas in the early 1850's he established himself in Waco, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and served as chief justice of McLennan County from 1856-1858, an office roughly comparable to that of chairman of a country board of supervisors.  He recruited the Waco Guards in 1861, took it east and was elected major of the 7th Texas Infantry in Oct. of that year.  After being captured and exchanged at Fort Donelson, he became colonel of the 7th Texas, serving as the Vicksburg campaign, at Chickamauga, and at Chattanooga. Granbury, who was in brigade command during the retreat from Chattanooga, was especially commended by his division commander, General Pat  Cleburne.  Commissioned brigadier general to rank from Feb. 1864 through the Atlanta campaign and into Tennessee with Hood.  At the battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864, Granbury was one of six Confederate general officers killed or mortally wounded.  He died along with Cleburne within a few rods of the Federal works. First buried near Franklin, his remains were removed 29 years later to the town of Granbury, Texas, named in his honor."




GRANBERRY, H. B...........SIMS, Fanne..........31 Mar 1858


MOSS, A. Duke..........GRANBERRY, N. Nautilla..........17 Sep 1867


SHELTON, A. H...........GRANBERRY, Martha L...........27 Jan 1867


The following is from an e-mail I received from James McCaffrey, which I had forwarded to another person.  I deleted the original so I pasted the forwarded copy here to show Dr. McCaffrey's response.


Record of Enlistment


According to the Compiled Service Records of the 7th Texas Infantry

Regiment, Hiram B. Granbury entered service in Company A of this regiment in

1861 at the age of 30. This is the man who later became a brigadier general

and died at Franklin. Interestingly, there was also a John Granberry in

Company E. He was also born in Mississippi and was 37 years old in 1861.

I hope this helps.


J. M. McCaffrey


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> Subject: Brig. Gen. Hiram B. Granberry/Granbury


The following is taken from "Lone Star Generals in Gray" by Ralph A. Wooster

Eakin Press*Austin, TX

(The work from which this copy was made included the following copyright notice:  2000 Ralph A. Wooster)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission


Following Texas' secession from the Union, Granbury organized the Waco Guards, which became a part of the Seventh Texas Infantry.  With no previous military experience, Granbury was elected Major in the regiment commanded by Col. John Gregg.  In the fall of 1861 the Seventh Texas was ordered to join units of Albert Sidney Johnston's Army at Clarksville, TN.  After serving under Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman on the TN River for two months, the regiment was assigned to the division commanded by TN lawyer Gideon Pillow and ordered to report to Fort Donelson, TN. on the Cumberland River.  In February 1862 the Confederate garrison at Donelson, including the Seventh Texas, was surrounded by Union Troops commanded by Brig. Gen. U.S. Grant.  After the failure of the attempted breakout, the Confederate commanders at Donelson agreed to surrender the garrison.  Under Grant's unconditional surrender terms the Confederate defenders were sent north as prisoners of war.  Enlisted men and company officers were taken to prisons in Ohio and Illinois, but senior personnel, including Granbury and Gregg were sent to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor, MA.  Prison records indicate that Granbury was given a pass in July 1862 to be with his wife, who had undergone surgery in Baltimore, MD.  Regimental commander John Gregg's wife apparently stayed with him during part of his captivity.



The Seventh Texas Infantry, organized by Gregg in October 1861, consisted of 746 men recruited in ten East Texas counties.


In late August 1862, Gregg, Granbury, and the other Donelson prisoners were exchanged.  Granbury was elevated to regimental commander with the rank of Colonel to replace Gregg, who was made the Brigadier General and given his own brigade. 


For several months the Seventh Texas was stationed in northern MS as part of Maxey's Brigade, but in early 1863 the regiment was made part of Gregg's Brigade and ordered to Port Hudson, LA.  Granbury and his regiment took part in defense of Port Huson, LA in March 1863, when Rear Admiral David Farragut attempted to pass the batteries with the Union fleet.  In late April 1863, Granbury and his Texan's were sent on temporary duty to Woodville, MS in an unsuccessful effort to intercept Union raiders led by Col. Benjamin Grierson.  Following the failure to capture Grierson, Granbury and the Seventh Texas rejoined Gregg's Brigade near Jackson, MS.  Grant had moved his army across the MS River and was heading toward Jackson, MS. and Vicksburg, MS.  On May 12, 1863 Gregg's Brigade attempted to block the advance of Grant's army at Raymond, MS.  Gregg's Brigade was pushed back by a much larger Union force led by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's Division.  The Seventh Texas held its position for over an hour.  The regiment sustained 158 casualties, including 22 men killed.  The brigade fell back to Jackson, MS. after the battle at Raymond, MS.  Granbury and the seventh Texas spent the next two months bivouacked at Enterprise, MS.  There they recuperated from their losses at Raymond, MS. and prepared for the next campaign. 


In early September 1863 Gregg's Brigade was ordered to northern Georgia to join Braxton Bragg's army.

The brigade, including Granbury and the Seventh Texas, was part of Maj. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson's Division in the Battle of Chickamauga in GA., fought later that month.  In the fighting on that afternoon Granbury was wounded by a bullet that struck his lower abdomen.  The velocity of the bullet was not fast enough to break the skin but did cause a painful bruise that forced Granbury out of the battle.  The command going to Maj. K.M. Van Zandt.  After the battle at Chickamauga Granbury and the Seventh Texas were transferred to Brig. Gen. James A. Smith's Brigade in Patrick Cleburne's Division.  The brigade remained with Bragg's army which lay siege to Chattanooga, TN. throughout October and early November 1863.  In late November Union forces launched a major assault on Bragg's army occupying Missionary Ridge overlooking Chattanooga, TN.  Smith's Brigade was posted on Tunnel Hill, in the fighting Brig. Gen. Smith was wounded.  As senior Colonel Granbury assumed command of the brigade.  Union forces broke through, necessitating a Confederate withdrawal back to GA.  Under Granbury's command the brigade played a significant role in preventing the capture of Confederate wagons and artillery at Ringgold, GA.  For his performance, Granbury received the thanks of Pat Cleburne and promotion to Brigadier General commanding the brigade. 


Granbury was not present in early January 1864 when Pat Cleburne presented a proposal that slaves be enlisted in the Confederate Army, in return for which they would be granted their freedom.  Before the proposal went to Joseph E. Johnston, Cleburne invited his officers to sign the plan.  Granbury and Lucius Polk were not on hand when the copy was ready to sign.  Cleburne's biographer, Craig L. Symonds, stated that both would have signed had they been present and both gave Cleburne permission to express their support.  The proposal was so controversial, Johnson refused to forward Cleburne's plan to Richmond authorities.  A copy did reach the desk of President Davis, but the chief executive ordered suppression of the proposal.


In mid February 1864 Cleburn's Division was sent to MS. for a brief period.  Before the end of the month the division was back in GA. with the Army of TN. Granbury's Brigade remained in GA. for seven months as Joe Johnston and his successor John B. Hood attempted to halt the southward movement of Wm. T. Sherman's army.  At Dug Gap, near Dalton, GA., on May 8, 1864 Granbury's Brigade routed enemy attackers.  Three weeks later as the armies drew closed to Atlanta, Granbury and his Texans were ordered to carry out a night attack near Pickett's Mill.  Unfortunately for Joe Johnston, the success of Pickett's Mill did not stop the advance of Sherman.  On July 17, 1864, President Davis replace him with John B. Hood.  Granbury's Brigade was involved in fighting east of Atlanta July 21st and 22nd, 1864.  Granbury was ill at the time and James A. Smith commanded the brigade until he was wounded.  Many of the Texans in the brigade's 17th, 18th Consolidated Regiment were captured in a Federal counterattack July 22, 1864.  The brigade sustained 311 casualties.  Granbury returned from sick leave as the fighting was coming to an end.  In the Battle of Jonesboro fought south of Atlanta in late August, 1864, Granbury's Brigade fought to drive the Union troops back across the Flint River.  As planned Granbury's Brigade led the attack, but instead of swinging to the right, the Texans moved directly ahead against Judson Kilpatrick's Union cavalry.  Granbury forced Kilpatrick back but failed to attack the entrenched Union troops.  Brig. Gen. Mark Lowrey, temporarily commanding the division, later criticized Granbury's troops, as being "too full of impetuosity: and pursuing the Federal cavalry "contrary to instructions".  Granbury defended the actions of his brigade stating his orders"were to drive all opposing forces beyond the Flint River".  Two days later Hood evacuated Atlanta.


Granbury's Brigade marched with Hood's army in the TN. campaign in autumn of 1864.  When Hood attacked the Union forces of John Schofield at Franklin, TN. on November 30, 1864, Granbury's Texas Brigade was in the center of the Confederate line.  The division commander Pat Cleburne was hit in the chest and killed instantly.  Granbury leading his brigade was hit in the eye about the same time.  The bullet passed through his brain and exploded at the back of his head.  He threw his hands up to his face and fell dead instantly.


The closing thoughts of Ed W. Smith, Jr.

 " When the pallid morning of December 1, 1864 broke upon the field of Franklin, Hyrum B. Granbury and Patrick R. Cleburne lay stark and cold on or near the enemy's works".


The bodies of Granbury, Cleburne, and Confederate Brigadiers John Adams and Otto French Strahl were taken to Carnton, the McGavock plantation house, just a mile away and lay there on the porch until taken away for burial.  Granbury was first buried near Franklin, TN. but his body was later reinterred at the Ashwood Church Cemetery south of Columbia, TN.  Twenty-nine years later, on November 30, 1893, his remains were moved to Granbury, TX., a town named in his honor.


This is a portion of a battle report which was written after the release of prisoners taken at Fort Donelson. 

Siege, capture Ft. Donelson, TN


JACKSON, MISS., September 24, 1862.

GENERAL: I have the honor to submit a report of the action and casualties of the brigade I commanded at the battle of Fort Donelson, on February 15.

I have been prevented from doing so sooner from the discourtesy of the Federal authorities, either to allow me to make it to a superior officer in captivity with me (but in a different prison) or in any other way; and I now make this report to you direct, because I do not know the whereabouts of the proper division commanders, and from a desire to do justice to the gallant officers and men under my command upon the bloody field; also that the Government may know who not only met the invading foe, but shed their blood in defense of the most holy cause for which freemen ever fought, and that the families, in after times, may reap the benefits of their noble deeds and costly sacrifices.


I cannot call especial attention to one of the field officers under my command without doing injustice to the others. Lieutenant-Colonel Wells, assisted by Captains Kenedy and Wells, of the Third Mississippi; Lieutenant-Colonel Lyon, assisted by Major Henry, of the Eighth Kentucky; Colonel Gregg, Lieutenant-Colonel Clough, and Major Granbury, of the Seventh Texas; Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton and Major Johnston,  of the First Mississippi, all won for themselves the confidence of their command and are entitled to the highest commendation of their countrymen. Capt. R. B. Ryan and Sergt. Maj. T. H. Wilson acted as my aides, and discharged their duty gallantly.

It would give me much pleasure to mention the names of company officers who distinguished themselves for efficiency and gallantry, but their conduct will be made known by their respective regimental commanders.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


 Col. First Miss. Regt., Comdg. Brig. at Battle of Fort Donelson.


General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, C. S. Army.


RICHMOND, VA., August 8, 1862.

MAJOR: In the absence of any one who was in command of the brigade or division of which my regiment was a part at the time of the battle of Fort Donelson, I make my report of the action of the regiment to General S. B. Buckner. I hope this will be considered proper, as it is the only method by which I can give to the brave men under my command the tribute which I think due to their behavior in that battle.


I must acknowledge the very efficient assistance of Major Granbury in the management of the regiment throughout the entire day. When all behaved with such coolness and courage it is hardly admissible to name particular individuals, but the conspicuous gallantry of Lieutenant-Colonel Clough, of Captain Hill, and of Lieutenants Rosson and Nowlin  will ever be thought of with admiration by those who witnessed it, and cherished as a glorious memory by their friends.

Respectfully submitted.


 Colonel Seventh Regiment Texas Infantry.




Port Hudson, La., April 28, 1863.

VIII. Col. H. B. Granbury, with his regiment, the Seventh Texas (leaving a small camp guard in his camp), will proceed to Woodville, Miss., for temporary service, and to intercept a cavalry raid of the enemy's cavalry, supposed to be moving toward that place. He will also assume command of what cavalry there may be there.


Assistant Adjutant-General.


AUGUST 16-SEPTEMBER 22, 1863.--The Chickamauga Campaign.




Gregg's Brigade.

Brig. Gen. JOHN GREGG.



3d Tennessee, Col. Calvin H.Walker.

10th Tennessee, Col. William Grace. 30th Tennessee:

       Lieut. Col. James J. Turner.

       Capt. Charles S. Douglass.

41st Tennessee, Lieut. Col. James D. Tillman.

50th Tennessee:

       Col. Cyrus A. Sugg.

       Lieut. Col. Thomas W. Beaumont.

Maj. Christopher W. Robertson.

Col. Calvin H. Walker.(+)

1st Tennessee Battalion:

       Maj. Stephen H. Colms.

       Maj. Christopher W. Robertson.(++)

7th Texas:

       Col. H. B. Granbury.

       Maj. K. M. Vanzandt.

Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery, Lieut. R. L. Wood.


AUGUST 16-SEPTEMBER 22, 1863.--The Chickamauga Campaign.

No. 412.--Report of Brig. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson, C. S. Army, commanding Provisional Division.


Chattanooga, October 24, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the division under my command in the action of the Chickamauga:

Col. H. B. Granbury, of the Seventh Texas;Maj. S. H. Colms, of the First Tennessee Battalion, and Major Lowe, of the Twenty-third Tennessee Regiment, were severely wounded.


NOVEMBER 23-27, 1863.--The Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign.

No. 264.--Report of Col. H. B. Granbury, Seventh Texas Infantry, commanding Smith's brigade.


Near Tunnel Hill, Ga., December 3, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the operations of the Texas brigade, of Major-General Cleburne's division, in the battle of Taylor's Ridge, near Ringgold, Ga., on the 27th ultimo:

The enemy's loss in killed and wounded was very severe, their bodies being strewn from near our lines to the middle of the village.

The Sixth, Tenth, and Fifteenth Regiments lost 9 wounded and 3 missing. The Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Twenty-fourth, and Twenty-fifth Regiments lost 5 killed, 20 wounded, 20 missing. The Seventh Texas lost 5 wounded. Total loss of the brigade, 5 killed, 34 wounded, 23 missing.

At 2 p.m. I received orders from the major-general to retire, which was done promptly and in good order, the skirmishers covering the retreat.

I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel, Commanding Brigade.





Gregg's Brigade.

3d Tennessee, Col. Calvin H. Walker.

10th Tennessee, Col. William Grace.

30th Tennessee, Lieut. Col. James J. Turner.

41st Tennessee, Col. Robert Farquharson.

50th Tennessee, Col. Cyrus A. Sugg.

1st Tennessee Battalion, Maj. Stephen H. Colms.

7th Texas, Col. H. B. Granbury.






Granbury's Brigade.()


6th Texas Infantry and 15th Texas Cavalry (dismounted), Capt. Rhoads Fisher.

7th Texas, Capt. J. H. Collett.

10th Texas, Col. Roger Q. Mills.

17th and 18th Texas (dismounted cavalry), Capt. George D. Manion.

24th and 25th Texas (dismounted cavalry), Col. F. C. Wilkes.



May 1-September 8, 1864.

May 1-September 8, 1864.--THE ATLANTA (GEORGIA) CAMPAIGN

No. 615.--Report of Brig. Gen. Hiram B. Granbury, C. S. Army, commanding brigade, of operations August 31 and September 1.


In the Field, September 5, 1864.

LIEUTENANT: The following report of the operations of my brigade in the engagements of the 31st of August and 1st instant is respectfully submitted:

I have the honor to be, lieutenant, very respectfully, your obedient servant,




May 1-September 8, 1864.--THE ATLANTA (GEORGIA) CAMPAIGN

No. 608.--Report of Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne, C. S. Army, commanding division, of operations May 7-27.


Paulding County, Ga., May 30, 1864.

COLONEL: In compliance with orders, I submit the following account of the operations of my division on the afternoon and night of the 27th instant:

About 4 p.m., hearing that the enemy's infantry in line of battle were pressing the cavalry on my right (they had already driven in my skirmishers), I placed Granbury on Govan's right. He had but just gotten into position, and a dismounted cavalry force, in line behind a few disconnected heaps of stones loosely piled together, had passed behind him when the enemy advanced.

His men displayed a courage worthy of an honorable cause, pressing in steady throngs within a few paces of our men, frequently exclaiming, "Ah! damn you, we have caught you without your logs now." Granbury's men, needing no logs, were awaiting them, and throughout awaited them with calm determination, and as they appeared upon the slope slaughtered them with deliberate aim. The piles of his dead on this front, pronounced by the officers in this army who have seen most service to be greater than they had ever seen before, were a silent but sufficient eulogy upon Granbury and his noble Texans.

About 10 p.m. I ordered Granbury and Lowrey to push forward skirmishers and scouts to learn the state of things in their respective fronts. Granbury, finding it impossible to advance his skirmishers until he had cleared his front of the enemy lying up against it, with my consent, charged with his whole line, Walthall,  with his brigade, from Hindman's division, whom I sent to his support, taking his place in the line as he stepped out of it. The Texans, their bayonets fixed, plunged into the darkness with a terrific yell, and with one bound were upon the enemy, but they met with no resistance. Surprised and panic-stricken many fled, escaping in the darkness, others surrendered and were brought into our lines.

This battle was fought at a place known as the "Pickett Settlement," and about two miles northeast of New Hope Church.

Very respectfully,




NOVEMBER 14, 1864-JANUARY 23, 1865.--Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee.

No. 208.--Reports of Maj. Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau, U. S. Army, commanding District of Tennessee, of operations December 4-12, 1864.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN., December 8, 1864--12 m.

GENERAL: I beg leave to report that everything is in first-rate condition here.


Perhaps you have not heard of the enemy's loss of generals at the battle of Franklin; I have it definitely from prisoners; it is this: Killed, Major-General Cleburne, Brigadier-General Gist, Brigadier-General Strahl, Brigadier-General Adams, Brigadier-General Carter, Brigadier-General Granbury, and three others wounded. It is reported by citizens here that Bate was killed on yesterday, and I think the report very probably true.


I shall ask leave to make a more detailed report, calling attention, amongst other matters, to the deportment of individual officers and men.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,




NOVEMBER 14, 1864-JANUARY 23, 1865.--Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee.

No. 232.--Reports of General John B. Hood, C. S. Army, commanding Army of Tennessee.

RICHMOND, VA., February 15, 1865.


Forrest's cavalry joined me on the 21st of November and the movement began,


We captured about 1,000 prisoners and several stand of colors. Our loss in killed, wounded, and prisoners was 4,500. Among the killed was Maj. Gen. P. R. Cleburne, Brigadier-Generals Gist, John Adams, Strahl, and Granbury. Major-General Brown, Brigadier-Generals Carter, Manigault, Quarles, Cockrell, and Scott were wounded, and Brigadier-General Gordon captured.

The number of dead left by the enemy on the field indicated that his loss was equal or near our own.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

 J. B. HOOD,




General Hood's official report of the battle of Franklin has at last been received. It will be seen that our reported extraordinary loss of general officers is but too true. The following is General Hood's dispatch:


"Six Miles from Nashville Tenn., December 3, 1864, (Via Mobile 9th.)

"Hon. J. A. SEDDON:

"About 4 p.m. November 30 we attacked the enemy at Franklin, and drove them from their center line of temporary works into the inner lines, which they evacuated during the night, leaving their dead and wounded in our possession, and retired to Nashville, closely followed by our cavalry. We captured 7 stand of colors and  about 1,000 prisoners. Our troops fought with great gallantry. We have to lament the loss of many gallant officers and brave men. Major-General Cleburne, Brigadier-Generals John Adams, Gist, Strahl, and Granbury were killed; Maj. Gen. John C. Brown and Brigadier-Generals Carter, Manigault, Quarles, Cockrell, and Scott were wounded; Brigadier-General Gordon was captured.

"J. B. HOOD,


A subsequent telegram from General Hood says that our loss of officers was excessively large in proportion to the loss of men.






Brigadier-General John Adams       "  Franklin.

Brigadier-General Oscar F. Strahl       "  Franklin.

Brigadier-General S. R. Gist       "  Franklin.

Brigadier-General H. B. Granberry       "  Franklin.


Autograph Album of Colonel John Reed Towers

While imprisoned at Ft. Warren, Georges Island Boston Harbor, MA

July 1862

[Autograph book information generously provided by (and transcribed by) Andrea Towers Rohaly.]


H. B. Granbury

Maj. Texas Volunteers

Waco, Texas


J.C. Granbery

Richmond, VA

Chaplain 11th Reg. Va. Vol.

Wounded and taken prisoner in battle near Richmond June 30, 1862


About his parole from prison



Washington, July 29, 1862.

 Col. J. DIMICK,  U.S. Army, Fort Warren, Boston:

The eight or nine prisoners referred to and those who have taken the oath of allegiance will not be sent to Fort Monroe. Parole Major Granbury, of Texas, that he may attend his wife while having a surgical operation performed at Baltimore, then to report to General Wool, in Baltimore. Modify Colonel Kane's parole so as to read as follows:

Not to commit any hostile or injurious act against the Government of the United States by word or deed, nor to communicate in any form with any person on the subject of politics or the war.

By order:




Exchanged as Prisoner




Washington, August 27, 1862.

I. The following partial list of officers of the U.S. service who have been exchanged as prisoners of war for prisoners taken in arms against the United States is published for the information of all concerned:


First Lieut. A. A. Stout, Seventh [West] Virginia Volunteers, and Second Lieut. James Ewing, Ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers [Cavalry], for Maj. H. B. Granbury, [Seventh] Texas Volunteers.

Prisoners delivered at City Point, James River, nine lists, equivalent to 4,135 privates, received by Colonel Sweitzer, fully exchanged.


Hatteras delivery to General Burnside, fully exchanged.

Fort Macon delivery to General Burnside, fully exchanged.

Enlisted men captured at Murfreesborough, Tenn., by General Forrest fully exchanged.

Delivery of rank and file to Adjutant-General U.S. Army at Aiken's Landing, James River--upward of 3,000--August 5, 1862, fully exchanged.

Generals Prentiss and Crittenden will be exchanged for Generals Mackall and Pettigrew, respectively, so soon as the two former, now in the West, are released, the latter in the meantime being prisoners on parole.

By order of the Secretary of War:







Burial: 1864, Franklin,  Williamson  Co. TN  (Source: The New Handbook of TEXAS, "Electronic.")

Burial-2: Bet. 1864 - 1865, Columbia, Maury Co. TN (Source: Steve Haas, The Generals' Burial Listing,  (taken from "Generals in Blue and Generals in Gray"), "Electronic.")

Burial-3: 1893, Granbury,  Hood Co. TX (Source: Vircenoy B. Macatee,, Our Hero General Hiram Brinson Granbury,  (President Gen. Hiram B. Granbury Chapter No. 683, United Daughters of the Confederacy, June 25, 1996).)

Education: Oakland College, Rodney, Jefferson Co. MS (Source: (1) The New Handbook of TEXAS, "Electronic.", (2) Ralph A. Wooster, Lone Star Generals in Gray,  (Eakin Press-Austin, TX--Copyright 2000), 180-186.)


Notes for FANNIE SIMS:

E-mail from Mobile researcher, From: Mary Eddins Johnson []

Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 7:35 AM


The cemetery lot was originally purchased by someone by the name of Redmond at an unknown date. The earliest burial I have been able to locate was Fannie Granbury, who was not listed on the cemetery's records and is now documented and will be added.

Following is a list of people they do have listed as being buried in the Lot:

Moog, Cecil E.

           Marie C.

Bledsoe, Teleen M. D.

Davidson, Elisha H.

Unold, Ruth

Kelly, Mary

Robertson, Archie

Unold, Charles C.

Donaghey, Marie

                   James B.

Brooks, Lindie

The present owner of the lot is listed as Donaghey. If I need to pursue anything with this just let me know.



 The cemetery where Fannie is buried is MAGNOLIA CEMETERY, the oldest city cemetery in Mobile, I think. 


From: Mary Eddins Johnson []

Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 4:52 PM

Subject: Re: Obituary


On Magnolia Cemetery and them not knowing Fannie was buried there, the

original cemetery 'caretakers' did not keep good records. Sometimes even

the gravedigger wrote down the info. So now Friends of Magnolia are

trying to document the people buried there. When I get a death

certificate or in this case a death record I give them a copy. As you

can see on the Sexton Report of Death Records I sent there are a bunch

of people listed, out of the half dozen we checked while I was there

they had one listed.

They have a write up on the cemetery which helps explain this so when I

go into town tomorrow I will pick one up to enclose with the next


Will read and work with the info you sent this morning and get back to







Burial: 1863, Magnolia Cemetry, Mobile, Mobile Co. AL. (Source: Sexton Report of Death Certificates, Mobile, AL, "Electronic.")

Cause of Death: Ovarian cancer

Medical Information: Exploratory surgery, Baltimore, MD --found tumor

Obituary: March 21, 1863, Mobile, Mobile Co. AL. (Source: Mobile Register, Obituary, Fannie Sims Granbury,  (March 21, 1863), "Electronic.")


                 iii.       JEMMIMA J. GRANBERRY (Source: (1) Madison Co. MS  1850 Census,  (714-728 ( microfilm # )), "Electronic.", (2) Madison Co. MS Will Extracts.), b. Abt. 1833.

                 iv.       CATHERINE C. GRANBERRY (Source: (1) Madison Co. MS  1850 Census,  (714-728 ( microfilm # )), "Electronic.", (2) Madison Co. MS Will Extracts.), b. Abt. 1836.

                  v.       NORVELL R. GRANBERRY, JR. (Source: (1) Madison Co. MS  1850 Census,  (714-728 ( microfilm # )), "Electronic.", (2) Madison Co. MS Will Extracts.), b. Abt. 1840, MS.; d. Unknown, ?.

                 vi.       NANCY NAUTILLA GRANBERRY (Source: (1) Madison Co. MS  1850 Census,  (714-728 ( microfilm # )), "Electronic.", (2) Madison Co. MS Will Extracts., (3) Vircenoy B. Macatee,, Our Hero General Hiram Brinson Granbury,  (President Gen. Hiram B. Granbury Chapter No. 683, United Daughters of the Confederacy, June 25, 1996).), b. Abt. 1848, ?; d. Unknown, ?; m. A. DUKE MOSS, September 17, 1867, McLennan Co. TX; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.









Vircenoy B. Macatee


Gen. Hiram B. Granbury Chapter No. 683

United Daughters of The Confederacy

June 25, 1996


(following taken from the original text)

However, at the time of his internment in Granbury in November, 1893, his sister, Mrs. Nautie Granberry Moss who lived in Brownwood at the time and attended the reinternment, said that the name had always been spelled Granberry, but, because of some peculiar whim, General Granbury, on arriving at maturity, insisted on spelling his name "Granbury". She said that she even had letters from him signed "Granbury".


General Granbury was buried in a pauper's grave in Ashwood Cemetery in Columbia, TN. Twenty-nine years later, Granbury Mayor J. N. Doyle organized the ex-Confederate soldiers in the Hood County area who pooled their resources to bring General Granbury's remains to the town named for him. Mrs. Nautie Granberry Moss, General Granbury's sister who lived in Brownwood, was contacted and agreed wholeheartedly.






GRANBERRY, H. B...........SIMS, Fanne..........31 Mar 1858


MOSS, A. Duke..........GRANBERRY, N. Nautilla..........17 Sep 1867


SHELTON, A. H...........GRANBERRY, Martha L...........27 Jan 1867





Generation No. 2


2.  LOAMI J.10 GRANBERRY (NORVELL R.9, LOAMMI8, GEORGE7, JAMES6, MOSES5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, LEONARD2 CRAMBURY, WILLIAM1) (Source: (1) Madison Co. MS  1850 Census,  (714-728 ( microfilm # )), "Electronic.", (2) Madison Co. MS Will Extracts.) was born Abt. 1829 in MS, and died Unknown in McLennan Co. TX.  He married S. FANNIE DILLION (Source: Carl C. Williams, Williams * Granberry Family History, Direct e-mail with Carl C. Williams ( Unknown in ?.  She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.



First Cemetery, McLennan Co Tx D-H

Submitted by gail biege


GRANBURY   L.  J. CSA   207     M 


This info from Carl C. Williams


Well lets see if I can help out or confuse.

To my knowledge There are 3 Hiram Granberry's.

One is the Son of Loammi J. & S. Fannie (Dillion) Granberry, Hiram P. Granberry dob 1858.Loammi J Granberry is the brother of General Hiram B. Granberry.




Burial: Unknown, First Cemetery, McLennan Co. TX. (Source: Gail Beige, Cemeteries in McLennan Co. TX, "Electronic.")



                   i.       HIRAM P.11 GRANBERRY (Source: Carl C. Williams, Williams * Granberry Family History, Direct e-mail with Carl C. Williams (, b. 1858, TX.





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