| Co. I, Fifth Texas Infantry Regt., Army of Northern Virginia, was raised here Aug. 1861, as The Texas Aides by Capt. J. B. Robertson. Unit fought in many battles of Civil War--Gaines Mill, Second Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, Chickamauga and the Wilderness. Robertson became brigadier general and succeeded Hood as Commander Oct. 1862. Replaced by Brigadier General John Gregg, Jan. 1864. Col. R. M. Powell later held post until end of the war. The brigade surrendered at Appomatox, April 12, 1865, with 12% enlistees surviving. Defeat could not dim their record. |
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Hood's Texas Brigade, C.S.A. Historical Marker Location Map, Independence, Texas
Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy
Texas Confederate Historical Markers.