The monument to Hood’s Texas Brigade is south of Gettysburg on South Confederate Avenue just east of Emmitsburg Road. (South Confederate Avenue tour map)
From the monument
Hood’s Texas Brigade
Brig. – General
J. B. Robertson
1st, 4th, 5th Texas 3rd Arkansas
July 2nd and 3rd, 1863.
The Texas Brigade consisted of three Texas and one Arkansas infantry regiments. It was commanded by Brigadier General Jerome Bonaparte Robertson until he was wounded on July 2nd.
From the nearby State of Texas Monument:
From near this spot the Texas Brigade at about 4:30 p.m. on July 2 crossed Emmitsburg Road and advanced with Hood’s Division across Plum Run toward Little Round Top. The Texas Brigade after severe fighting on the slopes of Little Round Top retired to a position on the south side of Devil’s Den. The Brigade then fell back to a position near this memorial on the evening of July 3. On the field at Gettysburg the Texas Brigade suffered 597 casualties.
1st Texas Infantry
Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel P. A. Work. It brought 426 men to Gettysburg in 12 instead of the usual 10 companies, and lost 29 killed, 46 wounded, and 22 missing or captured. See more on the history of the 1st Texas in the Civil War.
4th Texas Infantry
Commanded by Colonel J.C.G. Key. He was wounded on July 2nd, and Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin F. Carter briefly took over until he was also wounded, leaving Major J.P. BaneIt in command. The 4th Texas brought 415 men to Gettysburg and lost 28 killed, 53 wounded, and 31 missing or captured. See more on the history of the 4th Texas in the Civil War.
5th Texas Infantry
Commanded by Colonel R. M. Powell. He was wounded on July 2nd and later captured. Lieutenant Colonel King Bryan was also wounded immediately after, leaving Major S.C. Rogers in command. The 5th brought 409 men to Gettysburg and lost 54 killed, 112 wounded, and 45 missing or captured. See more on the history of the 5th Texas in the Civil War.
3rd Arkansas Infantry
Commanded by Colonel Van H. Manning. It brought 479 men to Gettysburg and lost 43 killed, 101 wounded, and 40 missing or captured. See more on the history of the 3rd Arkansas in the Civil War.
Location of the monument to the Texas Brigade at Gettysburg
The monument to Hood’s Texas Brigade is south of Gettysburg on the west side of South Confederate Avenue about 120 yards south of Emmitsburg Road. (39°47’24.9″N 77°15’15.9″W)