"The Bloody Fifth"

The 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood's Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia: Gettysburg to Appomattox
Author(s): John F. Schmutz
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2017
Product Number: EB00755230
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611213355
Publisher: Savas Beatie
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Second in the sweeping history of the Fifth Texas Infantry that fought with Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in the Civil War. In the first volume, Secession to the Suffolk Campaign, John F. Schmutz followed the regiment from its inception through the successful foraging campaign in southeastern Virginia in April 1863. Gettysburg to Appomattox continues the regiment's rich history from its march north into Pennsylvania and the battle of Gettysburg, its transfer west to Georgia and participation in the bloody battle of Chickamauga, operations in East Tennessee, and the regiments return to Virginia for the overland battles (Wilderness to Cold Harbor), Petersburg campaign, and the march to Appomattox Court House. The narrative ends by following many of the regiment's soldiers on their long journey home. Schmutz's definitive study is based upon years of archival and battlefield research that uncovered hundreds of primary sources, many never before used. The result is a lively account of not only the regiments marches and battles but a personal look into the lives of these Texans as they struggled to survive a vicious war more than 1,000 miles from home. "The Bloody Fifth": The 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood's Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, with photos, original maps, explanatory footnotes, and important and useful appendices, is a significant contribution to the history of Texas and the American Civil War. "A scholarly work enhanced with maps and exhaustive notes, yet thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds." —Midwest Book Review

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