Texas 5th Infantry Regiment

HISTORICAL NOTES: The Texas 5th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Richmond, Virginia, in October, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Harris, Colorado, Leon, Walker, Montgomery, Washington, Jefferson, Liberty, Milam, Polk, and Trinity. As a part of Hood's Texas Brigade it served under Generals Hood, J.B. Robertson, and J. Gregg. The unit participated in the difficult campaigns of the Amry of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. It fought in the Petersburg trenches north and south of the James River and around Appomattox. This regiment contained 341 effectives in April, 1862 and lost more than half of the 409 engaged at Gettysburg. It surrendered 12 officers and 149 men. FIELD OFFICERS: Archer, Jas. J. Colonel
Powell, Robt. M. Colonel
Robertson, Jerome B. Colonel
Botts, W. Brown Lieut.-Colonel
Bryan, King Lieut.-Colonel
Upton, John C. Lieut.Colonel
Quattlebaum, Paul J.
Rogers, Jefferson C. Major
Whaley, D. M. Major
ASSIGNMENTS: General Braxton Bragg, head of the Army of Tennessee. Corps Commander Major General Thomas J. (StoneWall) Jackson, Major General James Longstreet, and Division Comman-ders, Brig. Generals, Evander McIver Law and Major General John Bell Hood. BATTLES: Eltham Landing (May 7, 1862)
Seven Pines (May 31-June 1, 1862)
Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862)
Gaines' Mill (June 27, 1862)
Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862)
Freeman's Ford (August 22, 1862)
2nd Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862)
South Mountain (September 14, 1862)
Antietam (September 17, 1862)
Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
Suffolk Campaign (April 1863)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
Chickamauga (September 19-20, 1863)
Chattanooga Siege (September-November 1863)
Wauhatchie (October 28-29, 1863)
Knoxville Siege (November-December 1863)
The Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864)
North Anna (May 23-26, 1864)
Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
Petersburg Siege (June 1864-July 1864)
Richmond Siege (July 1864-April 1865
Chaffin's Farm (September 29, 1864)
Williamsburg Road (October 27, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
ROSTERS: The 5th Texas Infantry was organized in Richmond, Virginia on October 22, 1861. The independent companies of the Texas Infantry and Artillery that had traveled to Richmond, VA. were combined to form the 5th Texas regiment, also called, "The Bloody Fifth". Those companies were:
Co. A - The Bayou City Guards, from Harris County
Co. B - (No Company Name) from Colorado County
Co. C - The Leon Hunters, from Leon County
Co. D - The Waverly Confederates, from Waverly, Walker, and Montgomery Counties
Co. E - The Dixie Blues, from Washington County
Co. F - The Company Invincibles, from Washington, Jefferson, and Liberty Counties
Co. G - Milam County Greys, from Milam County
Co. H - Texas Polk Rifles, from Polk, Trinity, and Walker Counties
Co. I - The Texas Aides, from Washington County
Co. K - The Polk County Flying Artillery, from Polk and Liberty Counties
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