The oldest known photograph of the #Alamo in 1849 in San Antonio, Texas. It's a daguerreotype photo. It was taken 13 years after the battle. This photograph is at the University of Texas in Austin in the center of American history../ qw
John Bell Hood, born in Kentucky, graduated West Point in 1853. Hood's Texas Brigade charged and broke the union position at Gaines' Mill, but at the price of every field officer in the brigade, except for him, being killed or wounded. He would fight in most of the large battles of the war and would eventually command the Army of the Tennesee during the disastrous Franklin and Nashville Campaign. Hood would end the war with only 1 good arm and 1 leg and he died in 1879 of yellow fever.
Flag of the 9th Texas Infantry - This regiment was mustered into service on Dec. 1, 1861, at Camp Rusk, Lamar County, TX. It consisted of men from the counties of Collin, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins,Lamar, Red River, and Titus. The first commander was Colonel Sam B. Maxey. The 9th Texas served initially in the Army of the Mississippi, and then in the Army of Tennessee. Major battles included Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, Allatoona, Nashville, and Spanish Fort.