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Hood's Texas Brigade (CSA), US Civil War

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  • Lt. Colonel Harvey H. Black (CSA) (1832 - 1862)
    BLACK, HARVEY H. (1832–1862). Harvey Black, Confederate officer, was born on June 29, 1832, in Kentucky. He was the son of Alexander Black (1803–1882) and Eliza Bell Anderson (1789–...
  • Colonel Frederick S. Bass (CSA) (1831 - 1897)
    BASS, FREDERICK SAMUEL (1831–1897). Frederick Samuel Bass was born in Brunswick County, Virginia, on October 27, 1831, the son of Benjamin S. Bass and Sarah (Petway) Bass. He graduated from the ...
  • Major John R. Woodward (CSA) (1831 - 1863)
    WOODWARD, JOHN R. (1831–1863). John R. Woodward, physician and Confederate officer, son of Thomas Woodward and Julia Amanda Rice Woodward, was born in South Carolina in 1831. He had seven brothe...
  • Brig. General Jerome Robertson (CSA) (1815 - 1890)
    Brigadier-General Jerome B. Robertson Brigadier-General Jerome B. Robertson was born in Woodford county, Ky. At the age of twelve, being left an orphan without means, he was bound out for the perio...
  • 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...

HOOD'S TEXAS BRIGADE

Hood's Texas Brigade was organized on October 22, 1861, in Richmond, Virginia. It was initially commanded by Brig. Gen. Louis T. Wigfall and composed of the First, Fourth, and Fifth Texas Infantry regiments, the only Texas troops to fight in the Eastern Theater. The First was commanded by Wigfall and Lt. Col. Hugh McLeod, the Fourth by Col. John Bell Hood and Lt. Col. John Marshall, and the Fifth by Col. James J. Archer and Lt. Jerome B. Robertson. On November 20, 1861, the Eighteenth Georgia Infantry, commanded by William T. Wofford, was attached. On June 1, 1862, eight infantry companies from Wade Hampton's South Carolina Legion, commanded by Lt. Colonel Martin W. Gary, were added, and in November 1862 the Third Arkansas Infantry, commanded by Col. Van H. Manning, joined the brigade. Both the Georgia and South Carolina units were transferred out in November 1862, but the Third Arkansas remained until the end of the war.

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BATTLES AND 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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Hood's Texas Brigade Links:

Wikipedia: Texas Brigade

The Handbook of Texas Online: Hood's Texas Brigade

Gen. John Bell Hood & the Army of Northern Virginia

The Battle of Gettysburg - Thursday July 2, 1863, CSA General Hood's Texans & The 140th New York

Hood's Texas Brigade Gettysburg Monument

State of Texas Monument at Gettysburg