***There won’t be a post on Friday ... I’m going to Gettysburg! :-) Next post will be Monday, August 26TH***
Gen. John B. Hood’s Texas Brigade had a lot to live up to. They were already known as some of the Army of Northern Virginia’s best fighters, and they’d sacrificed many of their comrades at Antietam’s bloody cornfield . . . doubtless they fought so fiercely at Gettysburg not only to uphold their title but also to avenge fallen friends. The monument dedicated to Hood’s Texas Brigade at Gettysburg marks the spot where they crossed the fields of Warfield Ridge to attack Weikert’s “Triangular Field”, Devil’s Den, and even Little Round Top.
SGT. WILLIAM S. JENKINS
7TH North Carolina Infantry
Died July 03, 1863 at age 34
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