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4th Texas Infantry (CSA), US Civil War

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  • William A. Harris (CSA) (1838 - 1916)
    Private in Co D 4th Regiment Texas Infantry, CSA. Wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor June 3, 1864.
  • Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood (CSA) (1831 - 1879)
    John Bell Hood (June 1 or June 29, 1831 – August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Hood had a reputation for bravery and aggressiveness that sometimes bordered...

CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS

4th Regiment, Texas Infantry

4th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia. Its members were recruited in the counties of Goliad, Travis, Robertson, Falls, Guadalupe, McLennan, Bexar, Grimes, Walker, Hill, Montgomery, Freestone, Navarro, Ellis, and Henderson. It became part of Hood's Texas Brigade and served under Generals Hood, J.B. Robertson, and J. Gregg. The 4th participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. It continued the fight in the Petersburg trenches north and south of the James River and in various conflicts around Appomattox. The regiment had 470 effectives in April, 1862 and lost fifty-four percent of the 200 engaged at Sharpsburg and more than twenty-five percent of the 415 at Gettysburg. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 15 officers and 145 men. The field officers were Colonels John P. Bane, John B. Hood, John C.G. Key, and John Marshall; Lieutenant Colonels Benjamin F. Carter, Bradfute Warwick, and Clinton M. Winkler; and Majors William H. Martin and W.P. Townsend.

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Companies:

Company A, the Hardeman Rifles, recruited in Gonzales County

Company B, the Tom Green Rifles, Travis County

Company C, the Robertson Five Shooters, Robertson County

Company D, the Guadalupe Rangers, Guadalupe County

Company E, the Lone Star Guards, McLennan County

Company F, the Mustang Greys, Bexar County

Company G, the Grimes County Greys

Company H, the Porter Guards, Walker County

Company I, the Navarro Rifles, Navarro County

Company K, the Sandy Point Mounted Rifles, Henderson County

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Battles & Campaigns:

  • Battle of Eltham's Landing (May 7, 1862); assigned to Whiting's Division; Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood
   
  • Battle of Seven Pines (May 31 – June 1, 1862); assigned to Whiting's Division; Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood
   
  • Battle of Gaines' Mill (June 27, 1862) (the primary engagement of Seven Days Battle); assigned to Whiting's Division; Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood
     
  • Second Manassas (August 28 – August 30, 1862); assigned to Hood's Division; Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood
   
  • Antietam (September 17, 1862); assigned to Hood's Division; Brigade commanded by Col. William T. Wofford
    
  • Fredericksburg (December 11 – December 15, 1862); assigned to Hood's Division; Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. Jerome B. Robertson

  • Gettysburg (July 1 – July 3, 1863); assigned to Hood's Division; Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. Jerome B. Robertson
  • Chickamauga (September 18 – September 20, 1863); assigned to Hood's Division; Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. Jerome B. Robertson
   
  • Wilderness (May 5 – May 7, 1864); assigned to Field's Division; Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. John Gregg
  • Cold Harbor (May 21 – June 3, 1864); assigned to Field's Division; Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. John Gregg

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4th Texas Infantry Links:

4th Texas Infantry History

Handbook of Texas Online: 4th Texas Infantry

Wikipedia: Texas Brigade

Gettysburg Monument