A Guide to the Hood’s Brigade, 5th Texas Regiment, Company I Muster Roll, 1862-1864
During the Civil War, Hood’s Texas Brigade of the Confederate Army organized on October 22, 1861, in Richmond, Virginia, under the command of Brig. Gen. Louis T. Wigfall with the First, Fourth, and Fifth Texas Infantry Regiments. Several other regiments and companies were attached to the Brigade over the next year, with only the Third Arkansas Infantry staying until the end of the war. Col. John Bell Hood commanded the Fourth Texas Regiment until Wigfall resigned in February 1862, and Hood assumed command of the brigade. Lt. Jerome B. Robertson commanded the Fifth Texas Regiment until November 1862, when he succeeded Hood as brigade commander. Several other commanders took over until surrender in April 1865, when Col. Robert M. Powell led the brigade. Furthermore, Hood’s Brigade served in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and James Longstreet’s First Corps. The brigade fought at the battles of Second Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga, among others.
Handbook of Texas Online, "Hood’s Texas Brigade,"http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HH/qkh2.html (accessed October 12, 2010).
The Hood’s Brigade, 5th Texas Regiment, Company I Muster Roll, 1862-1864, contains an original copy and photocopy of the 4-page muster roll for Company I of the Fifth Texas Infantry Regiment of Hood’s Texas Brigade. The muster roll contains a list of members with rank and casualty record while the regiment was under the command of Confederate officer Jerome B. Robertson.
This collection is open for research use.
Hood’s Brigade, 5th Texas Regiment, Company I Muster Roll, 1862-1864, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Chester V. Kielman, December 1964.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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