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Discussion in 'New Recruits Meet & Greet Area' started by TWTaylorTx5fDescendant, May 31, 2016.

  1. TWTaylorTx5fDescendant

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    Howdy y'all! I am seeking any information, stories, posts, people, books, etc. concerning Hood's 5th Texas Bridgade, Company F. My great-great grandfather, TW Taylor (Thomas Ward Taylor) served in that division and made it all the way home. His brother, HL Taylor (Henry Leonidas Taylor) also served in that group, but sadly deserted and went home before it was done. I only have the info from his gravestone and what I've gleaned from records on Ancestry to go on on my gg grandfather. Hearing stories or accounts about anyone in that company might be as close to my relatives as I will ever most likely get. I appreciate any help y'all can give.


    Thanks,

    Sandi
     

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  3. AndyHall

    AndyHall Colonel Forum Host

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    Welcome from Wet Texas, and a collateral descendant of a member of the Fourth Texas Infantry of Hood's Texas Brigade!
     
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  4. AndyHall

    AndyHall Colonel Forum Host

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    Compiled Service Records for Thomas and Henry Taylor:
     

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  5. Drew

    Drew Captain

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    Welcome to Civil War Talk, Sandi. You'll get the low-down on Hood's Texans around here, no problem.
     
  6. 7th Mississippi Infantry

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    Hello Sandi.

    Welcome to Civil War Talk.

    There are a quite a few Texans here, so you shouldn't have any problem with answers to any questions. :smoke:
     
  7. Northern Light

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    Welcome from Canada!:beaver:
     
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  8. Legion Para

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    Welcome to the forum Sandi.

    Numerous books have been published on Hood's Texas Brigade. These on the 5th Texas will get you started.

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    Welcome from Indiana!
     
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    Welcome to the forum from another Texan!
     
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    Howdy and welcome from a fellow Texan! Lots of Texas Brigade fans here!

    I see Legion Para already beat me to it but there's an upcoming book on the history of the 5th Texas Infantry, "The Bloody Fifth" by John F. Schmutz. Release date is now July 29 according to Amazon, but it keeps getting pushed back. Also highly recommend the other two accounts posted above.

    There's also Joseph B. Polley's history of the Texas Brigade, which can be read online for free here:
    https://archive.org/stream/cu31924032778817#page/n15/mode/2up
     
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    Greetings and welcome from a transplanted Texan in Kentucky.
     
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    Ah a fair yella rose!!!
     
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    Welcome from Arkansas
     
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    Welcome aboard.
     
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    Welcome my dad family is from Texas
     
  19. TWTaylorTx5fDescendant

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    Thank you so much for these muster cards! I didn't have them!
     
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    Welcome from Germany. Allow me to call you Sandi in the future also, your screen name is quite a challenge ... :D
     
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    Welcome from Melbourne Australia !!!
     

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