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Hood's Texas Brigade in the Civil War.

By: Williams, Edward B.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012Description: 1 online resource (350 p.).ISBN: 9780786490646.Subject(s): Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Brigade | Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Texas Brigade | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental historiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hood’s Texas Brigade in the Civil WarDDC classification: 973.7464 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: ""An example of daring and bravery""; 1. ˝You have treated me most shamefully"": Texas Leaves the Federal Union; 2. ""We were in earnest, terribly so"": On to Richmond, Texas Style; 3. ""It is astonishing how such a splendid spirit was so long maintained"": An Anatomy of the Brigade; 4. ""Those Texians are number one men"": From the Potomac to the Peninsula, July 1861-1862; 5. ""Soldiers indeed"": The 4th Texas and 18th Georgia at Gaines' Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862
6. ""The 5th Texas regiment was a flame of terror"": The 5th Texas at Second Manassas, Virginia, August 29-30, 18627. ""They fought bravely, and unflinchingly faced a terrible hail of bullets and artillery"": The1st Texas at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 16-17, 1862; 8. ""As ... invited guests ... to witness that grand ... panorama of splendid murder"": Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862; 9. ""O, my, ain't we in it? We just swim in bacon"": Campaigners and Commissaries on the Nansemond, Spring 1863
10. ""[T]hese men were tried and seasoned soldiers ... yet they were not made of iron"": The Pennsylvania Campaign, June-July 186311. ""[T]he meanest, most unsatisfactory place I struck during the whole war"": Operation ""Westward Ho"" to Chickamauga, September 1863; 12. ""We had been detached from home ... family, Virginia and from Lee to godown to Tennessee"": Chattanooga to Knoxville, September-December 1863; 13. ""Oh! Carry me back to ole Virginny"": The Brigade's Tortuous Road Home, December 1863-April 1864
14. ""Texas Brigade! The eyes of General Lee are upon you!"": The Wilderness, May 5-7, 186415. ""[T]he most painful and excruciating scenes of suffering and death"": Spotsylvania Court House to Cold Harbor, May 8-June 3, 1864; 16. ""No troops ... fought us with more bravery than did those negroes"": James River to Forts Harrison and Gilmer, June-September 1864; 17. ""The Texas Brigade is always ready"": Darbytown Road to Five Forks, October 7, 1864-March 30, 1865
18. ""[F]rom first to last the most dependable brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia"": Retreat to Appomattox, April 2-April 9, 186519. ""[T]he Texas Brigade ... the most renowned of all"": Advance into Legend, April 12, 1865, and Beyond; Epilogue-""Home at last"": Captain Ike N. M. Turner, Co. K, 5th Texas, Comes Home to Texas, 1995; Appendices; A. Companies in Hood's Texas Brigade, A.N.V., Including Local Designations, Original Captains and Where Raised; B. "Oh! This is a dreadful war": Representative Mortality Figures; C. Deaths by Disease in the Texas Regiments; Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Summary: Of the many infantry brigades in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade earned the reputation as perhaps the premier unit. From 1862 until Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the brigade fought in most of the major campaigns in the eastern theater and several more in the west, including the Seven Days, Second Manassas (Second Bull Run), Sharpsburg (Antietam), Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, the siege of Richmond and Petersburg, and Appomattox. Distinguished for its fierce tenac
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Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: ""An example of daring and bravery""; 1. ˝You have treated me most shamefully"": Texas Leaves the Federal Union; 2. ""We were in earnest, terribly so"": On to Richmond, Texas Style; 3. ""It is astonishing how such a splendid spirit was so long maintained"": An Anatomy of the Brigade; 4. ""Those Texians are number one men"": From the Potomac to the Peninsula, July 1861-1862; 5. ""Soldiers indeed"": The 4th Texas and 18th Georgia at Gaines' Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862

6. ""The 5th Texas regiment was a flame of terror"": The 5th Texas at Second Manassas, Virginia, August 29-30, 18627. ""They fought bravely, and unflinchingly faced a terrible hail of bullets and artillery"": The1st Texas at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 16-17, 1862; 8. ""As ... invited guests ... to witness that grand ... panorama of splendid murder"": Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862; 9. ""O, my, ain't we in it? We just swim in bacon"": Campaigners and Commissaries on the Nansemond, Spring 1863

10. ""[T]hese men were tried and seasoned soldiers ... yet they were not made of iron"": The Pennsylvania Campaign, June-July 186311. ""[T]he meanest, most unsatisfactory place I struck during the whole war"": Operation ""Westward Ho"" to Chickamauga, September 1863; 12. ""We had been detached from home ... family, Virginia and from Lee to godown to Tennessee"": Chattanooga to Knoxville, September-December 1863; 13. ""Oh! Carry me back to ole Virginny"": The Brigade's Tortuous Road Home, December 1863-April 1864

14. ""Texas Brigade! The eyes of General Lee are upon you!"": The Wilderness, May 5-7, 186415. ""[T]he most painful and excruciating scenes of suffering and death"": Spotsylvania Court House to Cold Harbor, May 8-June 3, 1864; 16. ""No troops ... fought us with more bravery than did those negroes"": James River to Forts Harrison and Gilmer, June-September 1864; 17. ""The Texas Brigade is always ready"": Darbytown Road to Five Forks, October 7, 1864-March 30, 1865

18. ""[F]rom first to last the most dependable brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia"": Retreat to Appomattox, April 2-April 9, 186519. ""[T]he Texas Brigade ... the most renowned of all"": Advance into Legend, April 12, 1865, and Beyond; Epilogue-""Home at last"": Captain Ike N. M. Turner, Co. K, 5th Texas, Comes Home to Texas, 1995; Appendices; A. Companies in Hood's Texas Brigade, A.N.V., Including Local Designations, Original Captains and Where Raised; B. "Oh! This is a dreadful war": Representative Mortality Figures; C. Deaths by Disease in the Texas Regiments; Chapter Notes

Bibliography

Of the many infantry brigades in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade earned the reputation as perhaps the premier unit. From 1862 until Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the brigade fought in most of the major campaigns in the eastern theater and several more in the west, including the Seven Days, Second Manassas (Second Bull Run), Sharpsburg (Antietam), Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, the siege of Richmond and Petersburg, and Appomattox. Distinguished for its fierce tenac

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Edward B. Williams (Ph.D., Texas A&M) is a military historian. He is the author of Rebel Brothers: The Civil War Letters of the Truehearts and has published articles in America's Civil War, Aviation History, Southwestern Historical Quarterly , and Quarterly Journal of Military History . He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and holds the rank of Captain, U.S.N.R., (Ret).

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