This Band of Heroes: Granbury's Texas Brigade, C. S. A

Overview

Brigadier General Hiram Bronson Granbury led a brigade of Texans, fighting in the Army of Tennessee, for only nine months. Others had preceded him, and others would follow - only to be snatched away by death, transfer, or promotion. But Granbury remained the most popular of the brigade's list of commanders - so much so that after his death, and well after the end of the Civil War, men referred to themselves as members of Granbury's Brigade, one of Texas' most famous fighting units. James M. McCaffrey traces the ...
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Overview

Brigadier General Hiram Bronson Granbury led a brigade of Texans, fighting in the Army of Tennessee, for only nine months. Others had preceded him, and others would follow - only to be snatched away by death, transfer, or promotion. But Granbury remained the most popular of the brigade's list of commanders - so much so that after his death, and well after the end of the Civil War, men referred to themselves as members of Granbury's Brigade, one of Texas' most famous fighting units. James M. McCaffrey traces the history of the brigade, from the formation of the individual regiments by Texas' citizen-soldiers to the last days of the war, when heavy losses had reduced the brigade to a single regiment. The brigade's involvement in early confrontations, such as the Battle of Arkansas Post, are discussed. Its role in major engagements, such as Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the defense of Atlanta, and the Tennessee Campaign, is detailed with keen attention paid to the leaders, the tactics, and the human drama that comprised the bloody battlegrounds of the Civil War. First published in 1985, This Band of Heroes is now once again available to readers drawn to Civil War history and researchers and historians interested in Texas' military heritage. McCaffrey supplements his text with maps, drawings, historical photographs, and appendixes that describe the flags and weapons of Granbury's Brigade. Of particular interest to genealogists researching the period is a comprehensive list of the men who served in the brigade.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890967270
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 9/19/1996
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 844,497
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Texans Go To War 3
2 The Battle of Arkansas Post 27
3 Prison 44
4 Assigned to the Army of Tennessee 60
5 The Battle of Chickamauga 69
6 Missionary Ridge 80
7 Winter Quarters 92
8 Dalton to Atlanta 101
9 Atlanta 117
10 The Tennessee Campaign 129
11 The End of the War 148
12 Aftermath 158
Appendix A The Flags of Granbury's Brigade 165
Appendix B The Weapons of Granbury's Brigade 171
Appendix C The Men of Granbury's Brigade 175
Endnotes 237
Bibliography 241
Photographs 249
Index 255
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