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

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  • Samuel Stubblefield (c.1841 - 1925)
    Served in the CSA in the Civil War, in Hood's Texas Brigade. See "Trinity County Beginnings," Trinity County Book Committee, 1986, p 726-728. Correspondents: Nadine Young Billingsley; Barnes Ben Stub...
  • William H. Hutson (1835 - 1922)
    Served in the CSA in the Civil War in Hood's Texas Brigade, and was taken prisoner in fighting on Kennesaw Mountain, and was incarcerated in Chicago. After the war, he and his family, and his wife's fa...
  • Albert Holley (1828 - 1907)
    Served in the CSA in Hood's Texas Brigade; he was captured and became ill in New Orleans. See "Trinity County Beginnings," Trinity County Book Committee, 1986, p 446. Correspondents: Frieda Reese Gas...
  • William Earl Forsythe (1844 - d.)
    Fought for the CSA in the Civil War in Hood's Texas Brigade. He was wounded at Chickamauga and the Wilderness, and discharged in 1864. See "Trinity County Beginnings," Trinity County Book Committee, ...
  • Jesse Turner Evans (1842 - 1919)
    Served in Hood's Texas Brigade from 1861 to 1865. See "Trinity County Beginnings," Trinity County Book Committee, 1986, p 342-348. Correspondents: Betty Sue Scott Kirton; Patricia Evans Reynolds; Fri...

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.


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
       

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