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5th Texas Infantry      
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Bryan - Lt. Colonel   
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Contact Name:  Robert Bryan
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Date Added:  3/14/2007
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Beaufort Hervy Nealy Hurt - Lieutenant   
I am BHN Hurt's great granddaughter, Nancy Louise Chapman Savignac. My mother was Sewanee Trammell, daughter of Harriet Sarah Isabelle Hurt, his daughter and my grandmother, of Asheville, NC. He was captured at Devil's Den on the 2nd of July, 1863, during the Battle at Gettysburg. He spent the rest of the war at Johnson Island POW camp in Lake Erie. I have lots of documentation including the Company #, 5th Texas Infantry. He was paroled from Point Lookout, Maryland. Thanks you for what you do. I have some info about Johnson Island that is interesting if you would like it.
Contact Name:  Nancy Savignac
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Contact Homepage:  reagan
Date Added:  3/13/2009
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robert micajah Powell - Colonel   
He was my great-great grandfather.
Contact Name:  Evelyn V Kelly
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Date Added:  2/21/2005
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Robert Micajah Powell - Colonel   
Colonel Powell was the great-grandfather of my wife, Patricia Powell Reichardt.

Robert Micajah Powell was born in Alabama in 1827; moved to Washington County, Texas, in 1849, where he began a law practice under the tutelage of his uncle, Judge Robert M. 'Three-Legged Willie' Williamson; moved to Danville, Montgomery County, Texas, in 1852, where he married his 1st wife, Lizzie Wood Powell; she died of cancer 1856, leaving one child, a son, Wood Powell. Colonel Powell served the Confederacy first as Captain, Company D, 5th Texas Infantry; was promoted to Colonel November 1862; was wounded and captured at Gettysburg at Little Round Top, July 2, 1863; spent nearly 16 months in Federal prison at Johnson's Island, Ohio; was exchanged in February, 1865; returned to Confederate Army to command what was left of the Texas Brigade from March, 1865 until its surrender at Appomattox; returned first to Maryland to join his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Grace Powell, whom he had married in Baltimore just before his exchange; they moved back to Texas in November 1865, but he was unsuccessful financially, as many were at the time, and returned to Baltimore in late 1867; moved his second family to St. Louis, Missouri in 1882; would return to Texas for Texas Brigade reunions as his health would allow, but lived for the rest of his life in St. Louis; died there at 1:00 AM on January 15, 1916; was the last living commander of the Texas Brigade; is buried at Calvary Cemetery of that city. His life's motto would have to be 'Forever The Cause.' He never wavered in his belief that the cause for which he fought, and nearly died for, was honorable and just. He was a true Southern gentleman.
Contact Name:  Bob Reichardt
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Date Added:  6/26/2004
Company B
Albert Harrison Carter - Musician   
Posted from the 1931 obit of A. H. Carter by his gggrandson

Shortly before his death, Mr. Carter, in a reminiscent mood, jotted down the following lines:

'I am the last man of Co., B, 5th Texas Inf. known of. From 1861 to April 9th 1865, of 144 men in that company, there were three Carters. One was wounded in the seven days fight --that was me. Then came 2nd Manasas, A. V. L. passed on there. Sgt. J. T. a scout from the winter of 1861 to Gettysburg, and he passed on there. (? …?) contained ten men and I am the last one of these. Then there were ten men surrendered and paroled at Appomattox, and I am the last one of those; and I am not much -- will be ninety in June. Co. B will soon be just a memory.'

Colorado Citizen, October 22, 1931
Contact Name:  Ernest Harrison Walker Jr.
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Date Added:  3/29/2013
Company C
Edward Bell - Private   
Enlisted with his brother Zebulon in Leon, County, Centreville, (current day Centerville) Texas. Died March 27, 1863 eleven days after his brother Zebulon who died of pneumonia while in a prisoner of war camp. Additional information or correction requested.
Contact Name:  Cecil Bell Jr.
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Contact Homepage:  www.bellreunion.com
Date Added:  10/24/2009
Company C
Zebulon P Bell - Private   
Enlisted with his brother Edward in Leon, County, Centreville, (current day Centerville) Texas. Died March 16, 1863 of pneumonia while in a prisoner of war camp. Is believed to be buried at a Confederate Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. Additional information or correction requested.
Contact Name:  Cecil Bell Jr
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Contact Homepage:  www.bellreunion.com
Date Added:  10/24/2009
Company C
John Calhoun Cox - Sergeant   
John's foster father was Col. John Dennis Stell, who was President pro tempore of the Texas Secession Convention. J.C. Cox participated in the following battles: Seven Pines, Gaines Farm, Malvern Hill, Freeman's Ford, Thoroughfare Gap, 2nd Battle of Manassas, Boonesborough Mountain, Sharpsburg, Maryland, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg (July 1st to the 3rd of 1863.) and the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia-September 19 and 20th, 1863. J.C.Cox was flag-bearer, Sept. 20th, 5th Texas Regiment, and was severly wounded, in the last charge that was made Sunday evening just before sundown.
Contact Name:  David Hill
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Date Added:  1/8/2010
Company C
John Calhoun Cox - 1st Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Tom Thaddeus
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Date Added:  7/12/2005
Company C
Thomas Foley - Private   
Enlisted July 11, 1861
Discharged December 1, 1861
Contact Name:  Jimmie Rand
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Date Added:  2/6/2016
Company C
John Johnson McBride - Captain   
Moved from Lexington, Virginia to Leon County Texas in early 1840's. Wounded at 2nd Manassas and again at The Wilderness. Missed Antietum due to detached duty to recruit more men back in Texas. Returned with 40 recruits. Served as Treasurer of Hood's Brigade Veterans Association after the war.
Contact Name:  Phil McBride
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Date Added:  7/7/2008
Company C
Levi Miller - Unknown   
Levi was African-American : In his own words, from his pension application, Levi Miller states he entered Company C 5th Texas Infantry, 'as a slave and servant to his Captain, John Johnson McBride, and stayed with him until he was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, May 6th, 1864.' He is credited with removing his Captain from the battlefield and probably saving his life and saving him from capture. As a resident of Virginia, he was awarded a pension years before Virginia began paying Confederate pensions to Black Men
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  7/4/2014
Company C
John D. Moore - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  James W. Bell
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Date Added:  6/28/2010
Company C
David Moreland Whaley - Major   
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Contact Name:  Paul Whaley II
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Date Added:  8/21/2007
Company C
Eli Yow - Private   
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Contact Name:  Kathryn Y. Whaley
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Date Added:  8/21/2007
Company D
James E. Gilbert - Private   
J.E.Gilbert was my great-great-grandfather. According to a transcribed letter, he survived wounds @ Antietam, Gettysburg, the Wilderness & Chickamauga but always returned to his unit to fight for the cause. He was captured & pronounced mortally wounded by the Federals during the Wilderness campaign. He recovered & escaped back to his unit. He walked approximately 100 miles to a hospital after being wounded on the 2nd day at Gettysburg. This man was a real soldier and served the Army of Northern Virginia honorably even after Appomattox. When he heard that Lee had surrendered, he avoided capture and headed south in attempts to join up w/ General Johnson but the war had ended before he could join up. He finally accepted the war was over and headed home.
Contact Name:  Greg Gilbert
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Date Added:  4/23/2007
Company D
Martin L. Gilbert - Private   
Martin L. Gilbert was my great-great-uncle. He & his brother, James E. Gilbert, enlisted in Huntsville, Texas in 1861. I have little information on Martin Gilbert other than he was wounded @ Chickamauga and paroled @ Appomattox Courthouse. He fought side-by-side w/ his brother until Lee surrendered.
Contact Name:  Greg Gilbert
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Date Added:  4/23/2007
Company D
William Oliver Smith - Private   
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Contact Name:  Stephen Woodard
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Date Added:  8/13/2023
Company F
Cadmus C Wilburn - 2nd Sergeant   
Cadmus was born in Louisiana. He was 34 years old when he enlisted at Beaumont- Harrisburg Texas 10 August 1861. He enlisted in Capt K. Bryan's Co Texas Vols. This became Co F [ The Invincible's ] This became Co F 5th Texas Infantry. Appointed Corporal Nov. 1862 and promoted to 2nd Sergeant [ date unknown] The 5th was part of General Hood's Texas Brigade. His first action was at West Point, Virginia and his last was the Appomattox Campaign. He fought in most major battles including Gettysburg. His unit surrendered 12 Officers and 149 men. Paroled 9 April 1865 after [ Swallowing the Yellow Dog] . He did not marry until his late 40's and did not leave any children. He died 1907 in Proctor, Comanche Co Texas. God rest his soul.
Contact Name:  phillip thomas
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Date Added:  9/18/2019
Company G
Samuel H Bellah - Private   
My GGrandfather Samuel Bellah's name has been spelled various ways Bellew, Bellow, Bellar in the census since 1850. He lived in Milam, Texas.



Samuel Beller , Regiment Name 5 Texas Infantry Side Confederate Company G Soldier's Rank In Private Soldier's Rank Out Private Notes Film Number M227 roll 3 http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm
Contact Name:  Raymond L Bellah
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Contact Homepage:  http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-1740316738&tid=843249
Date Added:  3/30/2008
Company H
William Cooper - Musician   
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Contact Name:  Jim Barnette
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Date Added:  7/5/2009
Company H
John Washington McCann - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mary mcCann Tucker
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Date Added:  6/13/2011
Company I
John Dargan Howle - Private   
John was born 29 Nov 1838 in the rural community of Swift Creek located just south of Hartsville, Darlington Co. SC. He moved to Washington County Texas in late 1859 or 1860. He enlisted along with his brother Robert on 3 Aug 1861 in Co I 5th Texas Infantry. Commanding officer was Capt. Jerrome E Robertson. He is in the fight in all of the 5th major battles. He has 38 items in his archival file. Oct 1861 he is treated for Measels at Chimborazo Hospital #3 at Richmond. He is wounded 17 Sept 1862 at Sharpsburg suffering a gunshot wound to the neck. Recovering, he rejoined his unit and fought until the end of the war. On 6 Mar 1864 he is slightly wounded in the head in the battle of the Wilderness. Some of the Battles: Seven Pines, 2nd Manassas, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor Sharpsburg/Antietam. John died 7 Dec 1897 in Lydia, Darlington Co. SC and is buried beside his wife Martha Victoria "Pat" King in Mount Elon Baptist Church Cem. in Hartsville, Darlington Co. SC. We are related by marriage.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  12/30/2022
Company I
Robert Napier Howle - Private   
Robert was born 15 Feb 1841 in the rural community of Swift Creek south of Hartsville, SC in Darlington County. He moved to Washington County Texas in 1858. He and his brother John enlisted the same day of 3 Aug 1861 in Co I 5th Texas Infantry aka "Texas Aides" Commanded by Capt. Jerome E Robertson known as "Hood's Brigade". 19 Dec 1861 he is assigned as a nurse at the Brigade Hospital at Dumfries, Va. On 17 Sept 1862 he suffers a gunshot wound to his left ankle in the battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam, this ends his days of marching. He is assigned to Conscription Dept. in South Carolina and on 10 Aug 1864 he is detailed to the Dept of the Quartermaster at Cheraw, SC. He has 45 items in his archival file. He died 29 Aug 1900 and is buried in his ancestorial home at Swift Creek. We are related by marriage.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  12/30/2022
Company I
William Wallace Stephens - Private   
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Contact Name:  Amy Doyle
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Date Added:  4/28/2009
Company I
Samuel David Williams - 3rd Sergeant   
Joined as Private in Washington Co., TX and served the entire war without injury.
Contact Name:  Charles K Williams
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Date Added:  9/9/2010
Company K
Isaac Newton Mooreland Turner - Captain   
Youngest officer in Gen. John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade. KIA 18 April 1863 at age 24.
Contact Name:  Tammy Johnson
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Date Added:  1/17/2006
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