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by Harold B. Simpson


The book titled "Hood's Texas Brigade: Lee's Grenadier Guard" is about the Civil War record of the regiments that formed the legendary brigade from 1861 to 1865.

The book titled "Hood's Texas Brigade: Lee's Grenadier Guard" is about the Civil War record of the regiments that formed the legendary brigade from 1861 to 1865.

Simpson, Harold . Hood's Texas Brigade: Lee's Grenadier Guard, Texas Press, 1970, ISBN 1-56013-009-1. Fletcher, William A, Rebel Private: Front and Rear, Meridian Book, The Penguin Group, 1997

Simpson, Harold . Fletcher, William A, Rebel Private: Front and Rear, Meridian Book, The Penguin Group, 1997, ISBN 978-0-452-01157-1. Hood's Texas Brigade: The Soldiers and Families of the Confederacy's Most Celebrated Unit. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

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In 1970 Colonel Harold B. Simpson published the definitive work on John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade. The book titled "Hood's Texas Brigade: Lee's Grenadier Guard" is about the Civil War record of the regiments that formed the legendary brigade from 1861 to 1865. The work by Colonel Simpson is outstanding and the research was impressive. All told, it took Colonel Simpson 12 years to research and write this book and it truly is the DEFINITIVE book on the history of Hood's legendary brigade. Colonel Simpson writes about the original Texas Brigade which was organized on October 22, 1861, primarily through the efforts of John Allen Wilcox, a member of the First Confederate Congress from Texas who remained as the brigade's political patron until his death in 1864. The brigade was initially and briefly under the command of Louis T. Wigfall until he took a seat in the Confederate Senate. Command was then given to John Bell Hood (hence the Texas Brigade was often known as "Hood's Brigade" or "Hood's Texas Brigade"). Originally from Kentucky, Hood imigrated to Texas before the war and considered himself a Texan. After various brief commanding officers, Hood was chosen and accedpted by the brigade to command the brigade. The Texas Brigade was considered General Lee's "shock troops" (also the famous Stonewall Brigade) and were almost always the first to encounter the Union Army in battle and due to their fierce fighting discipline, they were able to drive right into a Union line and have the Union regiments quickly fall back. However, there was an enormous price due to the heavy casualties inflicted on the brigade due to their always leading the battle charge.

For much of the war, it was assigned to Longstreet's Corps, General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, and commanded for much of the war by Brig. Gen. Jerome B. Robertson. It initially comprised the 1st, 4th, and 5th Texas regiments, the 18th Georgia Infantry and (after the Battle of Seven Pines) Hampton's (South Carolina) Legion. After the general reorganization of Lee's army following the battle of Antietam in late 1862, the Georgians and South Carolinians were reassigned to brigades from their respective states and the 3rd Arkansas Infantry was added due to their being the only other trans-Mississippi regiment and single Arkansas regiment serving with Lee's army.

The brigade distinguished itself as a hard fighter during the Seven Days Battle where it routed the Union forces at Gaines' Mill, captured a battery of guns, and repulsed a cavalry counterattack. Its reputation was furthered when it spearheaded Longstreet's assault on Pope's left at the battle of Second Manassas. The brigade overran two Union regiments, nearly annihilated the 5th New York Zouaves, and captured a battery of guns. Its reputation for fighting was sealed at the Battle of Sharpsburg, when it sealed a gap in the Confederate line and drove back the two Union Corps that were attacking. However, this was not without cost. Out of 854 that went into battle at Sharpsburg, 550 of the Texas Brigade were killed or wounded.

The brigade's most famous action took place on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, during its fight for Devil's Den. Though the Confederacy ultimately lost that battle, the 1st Texas, 4th Texas, 5th Texas, and 3rd Arkansas distinguished themselves in taking Devil's Den despite being greatly outnumbered and suffering heavy casualties, to include General Robertson being wounded. The 4th and 5th Texas and the 18th Georgia and 4th,15th, and 47th Alabama regiments were assigned to drive Union Regiments off of a hill called "Little Round Top". General Evander Law took over the brigade on July 2nd 1863 after General Hood was seriously injured. General Law was assigned to take the hills "Big Round Top" and "Little Round Top". After making numerous charges up the hill, the Confederate regiments retreated due to the hard fighting Union Regiments such as the 20th Maine under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Johsua L. Chamberlain, and regiments 16th Michigan, 44th New York, and 83rd Pennsylvania.

Colonel Simpson accounts for that by the war's end, the Texas Brigade had fought in all the battles engaged in by the Army of Northern Virginia except Chancellorsville. Battles included the Battle of Seven Pines, Seven Days Battle, Battle of South Mountain, Battle of Sharpsburg, Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Gettysburg, and the Battle of the Wilderness. They later fought with the Army of Tennessee at Chickamauga and during the Knoxville Campaign, as well as with Longstreet at Suffolk. Of the estimated 5,353 men who enlisted in the three Texas and one Arkansas regiments, only 617 remained to surrender on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. The Texas Brigade, along with the Stonewall Brigade from Virginia, were considered to be the Army of Northern Virginia's shock troops

In this outstanding book, Colonel Simpson describes the role of the Texas Brigades in the following battles:
Battle of Eltham's Landing (May 7, 1862)
Battle of Gaines' Mill (June 27, 1862)
Second Manassas (August 28-30, 1862)
Antietam (September 17, 1862)
Fredericksburg (December 11-15, 1862)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
Chickamauga (September 18-20, 1863)
Wilderness (May 5-7, 1864)
Cold Harbor (May 21 - June 3, 1864)

These battles are fascinating described by Colonel Simpson. What also makes the book outstanding is the tales of the infantry soldiers and their everday life as a Confederate Soldier. From the marches thru Texas to Virginia in 1861 which was quite humorous to read, but also sobering due to the harsh weather conditions. Colonel Simpson also researched that disease played a significant toll on the soldiers and was just as lethal as battle.
Colenel Simpson is to be commended for the many resources he put together in this excellent history. His references and footnotes are on every page so you know that the book is very accurate and easy to understand. This book is one of four definitive books in a series of Hood's Brigade. It was last reprinted in 1994, and the books are considered rare. However, this book is a MUST for any serious student or historian of the Civil War, The Army of Northern Virginia, and the battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia.
Simply put, it is one of the best histories of a brigade during the Civil War. It is not bogged down in detail. It is a fascinating read from the first to the last page. This is HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED history of the Civil War and is well worth any amount of money to purchase for any serious student of the Civil War!
Rarranere
Purchased this book used. Original edition autographed by the author. Mr. Simpson is an excellent writer of history and easy to read. Received as described by the vendor. Excellent history of the Texas Brigade, the most celebrated Texas unit of the CW.
Daigami
Wonderful book. Well written and the source of many anecdotes offfered in other histories. Well worth the time to read
Hood's Texas Brigade: Lee's Grenadier Guard ebook
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