Granger, Gordon, 1822-1876Alternative names
Major General Gordon Granger issued General Orders No. 11 on July 22, 1865 from his Galveston Headquarters, just over a month into his command of the Department of Texas. The Orders required Texas citizens to declare and turn over to the occupying Federal Army all state-owned books, archives, and records held in their possession during the Civil War.
From the guide to the General Orders, No. 11 80-31., 1865, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Texas
- United States. Army. Department of Texas--Archives
- Texas (as recorded)