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Bloody Fifth

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781611212044
Author(s): John Schmutz
Year: 2016
Publisher: Savas Beatie
Dimensions: 161 x 23 x 238 (w x l x h)
Pages: 612

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The 5th Texas Infantry-'The Bloody Fifth'-was one of only three Texas regiments to fight with Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Much like the army in which it served, the 5th Texas established a stellar combat record. The regiment took part in 38 engagements, including nearly every significant battle in the Eastern Theater, as well as the Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Knoxville campaigns in the Western Theater. John F. Schmutz's 'The Bloody Fifth': The 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia is the first full-length study to document this fabled regimental command. 'The Bloody Fifth'presents the regiment's rich history from the secession of the Lone Star State and the organization of ten independent east and central Texas companies, through four years of arduous marching and fighting. The 5th Texas's battlefield exploits are legendary, from its inaugural fighting on the Virginia peninsula in early 1862 through Appomattox.
At Gettysburg, the Texans suffered horrendous losses repeatedly assaulting Little Round Top's rocky slopes, and in the Wilderness on May 6, 1864, helped save the collapsing Confederate line while 'the eyes of General Lee were upon them.' But it was at Second Manassas where the regiment earned its enduring nickname by attacking and crushing the 5th New York Zouaves. Flushed with victory, the Texans pushed through the disintegrating Federal lines and outdistanced the remainder of the Brigade-as well as the rest of the Confeder
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