The soldiers in Hood’s Texas Brigade who fought at Antietam on September 16 - 17, 1862, described intense and harrowing experiences of the fierce battle in the days, weeks and decades after the battle. Their experiences were written in official reports, diary entries, interviews, newspaper articles, and letters to families at home. These memories provide a fascinating and descriptive account of the battle against the Union Army of the Potomac at Miller’s Cornfield, the Dunker Church and other locations at the battlefield. The 1st Texas Infantry at Miller’s Cornfield would suffer an 82.3 per cent casualty rate and their heroics were written down by the soldiers of the 1st Texas Infantry. All the other regiments of Hood’s Texas Brigade would suffer over a 50 per cent casualty rate at the battle. Included are testimonials of Union soldiers who fought against the soldiers of Hood’s Texas Brigade are included together for the first time in Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862, by Joseph L. Owen, Philip McBride and Joe Allport.
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About the Author
Joe Owen is a National Park Ranger at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park in Johnson City, Texas. He is the co-author of Texans at Gettysburg, Blood and Glory with Hood's Texas Brigade (978-1625450609), and Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862 (978-1625450227). He is an associate member of Hood’s Texas Brigade (Reactivated), Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Associationand the Austin, Texas, Civil War Round Table. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from East Central University located in Ada, Oklahoma. He is a United States Navy Veteran and currently resides in Texas.
Philip McBride is a retired teacher, high school principal, and school district administrator. He is a regular contributor to the Camp Chase Gazette magazine and has written four novels about Texas soldiers in the Civil War. McBride publishes weekly blog posts about writing, his family, and other topics relevant to the 1860s and the Civil War.
Joe Allport is a seventh-generation Texan, and one of his ancestors served in the First Texas Infantry. He is a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Sons of Confederate veterans, and his hobbies include researching nineteenth century American history and Texan history.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Uneasiness in Texas 21
1 1st Texas Infantry Regiment 25
2 4th Texas Infantry Regiment 82
3 5th Texas Infantry Regiment 122
4 18th Georgia Infantry Regiment 166
5 Hampton's Legion 182
6 Generals and Commanders Correspondence 199
7 Other Texans, a Louisianan, and a few Yankees who fought at Antietam 226