{⋆★⋆} BG Granbury, Hiram B.

Hiram Bronson Granbury

Born: March 1, 1831

Birth Place: Copiah County, Mississippi

Father: Norvell R. Granbury 1805 – 1850

Mother: Nancy McLaurin 1809 – 1850

Wife: Fannie Sims Granbury 1838 – 1863
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)​


Attended Oakland College​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Waco, Texas​
Chief Justice of McLennan County, Texas​
1856 – 1858: Chairman of McLennan County, Board of Supervisors​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Major of 7th Texas Infantry Regiment
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1862: Captured and Imprisoned at Fort Warren Boston Massachusetts​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 7th Texas Infantry Regiment​
1863: Wounded during the Battle of Chickamuga​
1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Infantry Regiment​
1864: Killed during the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee​

Died: November 30, 1864

Place of Death: Franklin, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Killed in battle

Age at time of Death: 33 years old

Burial Place: Granbury Cemetery, Granbury, Texas
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Tin cup

Jan 9, 2010
You look at the difference between the two pics of Granbury, you see the difference war makes on a person! The top one I understand was made in the late 1850's, the second one in 1862 while imprisoned.

Kevin Dally

Granbury 1.jpg


Luke Freet

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Nov 8, 2018
I can't believe I missed this one!
Granbury was one of Cleburne's Own, as I like to dub Cleburne's division. He was a fantastic brigade commander, and was involved in Cleburne's greatest victories at Ringgold Gap and Pickett's Mill. He was killed in the Charge at Franklin, alongside Cleburne. Despite the loss of their beloved commander, as well as most of their line officers, the men of Granbury's Texas Brigade would hold Granbury's Lunette in the only successful Confederate action at Nashville.


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
His capture was at Fort Donelson on Feb. 16, 1862 along with his regiment, the 7th Texas. It is said that while He was imprisoned at Fort Warren he was allowed to visit Baltimore on parole to visit his wife while she was undergoing an operation. He was exchanged on August 27, 1862 for 2 Lieutenants and promoted to colonel. But a colonel without a command until January 1863 when the 7th Texas became available again. The 7th Texas had been paroled in Nov. 1862 and consolidated with the 49th and 55th Tennessee regiments under Colonel J.E. Bailey.

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