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Hood's Texas Brigade in the Civil War

Author: Edward B Williams
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. This volume chronicles the brigade from its formation through postwar commemorations, providing a soldier's-eye view of the daring and bravery of this remarkable unit"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Bell Hood; John Bell Hood
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward B Williams
ISBN: 9780786468607 0786468602
OCLC Number: 761369334
Description: xii, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : "an example of daring and bravery" --
"You have treated me most shamefully" : Texas leaves the federal union --
"We were in earnest, terribly so" : on to Richmond, Texas style --
"It is astonishing how such a splendid spirt was so long maintained" : an anatomy of the brigade --
"Those Texans are number one men" : from the Potomac to the Peninsula, July 1861-June 1862 --
"Soldiers indeed" : the 4th Texas and 18th Georgia at Gaines' Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862 --
"The 5th Texas Regiment was a flame of terror" : the 5th Texas at Second Manassas, Virginia, August 29-30, 1862 --
"They fought bravely, and unflinchingly faced a terrible hail of bullets and artillery" : the 1st Texas at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 16-17, 1862 --
"As ... invited guests ... to witness that grand ... panorama of splendid murder" : Fredricksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862 --
"O, my, ain't we in it? We just swim in bacon" : campaigners and commissaries on the Nansemond, spring 1863 --
"These men were tried and seasoned soldiers ... yet they were not made of iron" : the Pennsylvania campaign, June-July 1863 --
The meanest, most unsatisfactory place I struck during the whole war" : Operation "Westward Ho" to Chickamauga, September 1863 --
"We had been detached from home ... family, Virginia and from Lee to go down to Tennessee" : Chattanooga to Knoxville, September-December 1863 --
"Oh! Carry me back to ole Virginny" : the brigade's tortuous road home, December 1863-April 1864 --
"Texas Brigade! The eyes of General Lee are upon you!" : the Wilderness, May 5-7, 1864 --
"The most painful and excruciating scenes of suffering and death" : Spotsylvania Court House to Cold Harbor, May 8-June 3, 1864 --
"No troops ... fought us with more bravery than did those negroes" : James River to Forts Harrison and Gilmer, June-September 1864 --
"The Texas Brigade is always ready" : Darbytown Road to Five Forks, October 7, 1864-March 30, 1865 --
"From first to last the most dependable brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia" : retreat to Appomattox, April 2-April 9, 1865 --
The 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.
Responsibility: Edward B. Williams.

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"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. This volume chronicles the brigade from its formation through postwar commemorations, providing a soldier's-eye view of the daring and bravery of this remarkable unit"--Provided by publisher.

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"Williams has chronicled the exploits of this valiant fighting unit from its formation to its surrender and beyond in almost mind-numbing detail"--The Civil War Round Table; "peppered with numerous Read more...

 
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