Honey Grove Preservation League

Saving and Documenting the History of Honey Grove, Texas

Civil War

Muster Roll of the Honey Grove Mounted Riflemen

As of June 29, 1861.  See the list HERE.

Enlistees in the 14th Brigade, Texas State Troopers

In Honey Grove on July 6, 1861.  See the list HERE.

Alexander's Regiment, also known as the 34th Texas Cavalry or the 2nd Partisan Rangers

Read more about them HERE.

Read Articles and Letters about Honey Grove and the Civil War

Honey Grove Boys Serve With Valor, by H. P. Allen

Civil War Experiences Reflect Life of Hardship, by John Black and H. P. Allen

William Turpin Writes Home.

Charles Davenport George Letter.

Capt. Logan Davidson, by H. P. Allen.

Letter from Peyton Wheeler to his wife, 1963.

Ex-Confederate Celebration on the Occasion of M. A. Galbraith's 85th Anniversary.

Public Sale of Alien Enemies Property

Civil War Veterans in 1901

Slaveholders and Slaves

Link to the 1860 Fannin County Slave Schedule Census on the Fannin County GenWeb site.

Link to the Fannin County 1836-1865 listing of Slave Owners, Slave Holdings and Slave Transactions, complied by Tom Scott, on the Fannin County GenWeb site.

Honey Grove Men Killed in the Civil War

This List is under development.

World War II

See our World War II page.


Thanks to Mary Anne Thurman for the photo below of members of the Honey Grove National Guard.‚Äč

World War I

Letters Home from Local Soldiers

During World War I the local Honey Grove newspaper published letters home from Honey Grove soldiers. The Honey GrovePreservation League has found over 130 of these letters and retyped them, with the assistance of Honey Grove high school students, to make them available on the internet and in printed format.

One letter is that of Rufus Shelton, the first soldier from Fannin County to die in World War I. His unmailed letter to his mother was found in his pocket after his death. Other letters were written to family members and some to the Honey Grove Signal directly. The subject matter varies from the horrors of war to French country life (including the attractive French girls) to patriotism and religion. The letters are frank and direct. They provide insight into the history of our community, the lives of the soldiers who served from Honey Grove, their perspectives on the war, the value of home and family, and the freedoms they held dear.

Printed copies of the letters have been compiled into notebooks which are available at the Honey Grove Library.

The Honey Grove Preservation League would love to find other letters or recollections written by our soldiers during World War I. If you should have letters that you would be willing to share, please contact us at info@honeygrovepreservation.org

We are  in the process of adding them to this site.

For more on Honey Grove and World War I, click here.