HOOD’S TEXAS BRIGADE: A COMPENDIUM
Harold B. SimpsonHillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977. xii,614pp. Index. Bibliography. Numerous photographs. Brown cloth with gilt in its pictorial dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Bright, very fine copy in an equally nice dust jacket. This is the final book of the author’s four volume history of Hood’s Brigade. Of particular interest to the historian, writer, genealogical researcher, is the compilation of the service records of the 7,268 men who served in the brigade; it lists rosters, brigade and regimental commanders, company commanders, non-commissioned officers and privates with an alphabetical index of these men. There is also a chapter devoted to statistical charts and summaries which examines battle casualties by regiment, casualties by battle, losses from non-battle related causes, types of wounds suffered, etc. The final section, entitled “Brigade Trivia,” is an amalgamation of various and sundry facts and incidents. The photography portion consists of 147 images, many previous unpublished, that were accumulated over seventeen years. Showing meticulous research, it is an important addition to any Civil War or Texas History library.