Making a Good Soldier: a Historical and Quantitative Study of the 15th Texas Infantry, C. S. A.

Making a Good Soldier: a Historical and Quantitative Study of the 15th Texas Infantry, C. S. A.

Date: December 1998
Creator: Hamaker, Blake Richard
Description: In late 1861, the Confederate Texas government commissioned Joseph W. Speight to raise an infantry battalion. Speight's Battalion became the Fifteenth Texas Infantry in April 1862, and saw almost no action for the next year as it marched throughout Texas, Arkansas, and the Indian Territory. In May 1863 the regiment was ordered to Louisiana and for the next seven months took an active role against Federal troops in the bayou country. From March to May 1864 the unit helped turn away the Union Red River Campaign. The regiment remained in the trans-Mississippi region until it disbanded in May 1865. The final chapter quantifies age, family status, wealthholdings, and casualties among the regiment's members.
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[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

Date: August 16, 1864
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara was written while he was on the march in Louisiana. He describes the troops that are gathered and speculates on the purpose of their movements. He mentions that he has been invited to dine with Captain McDavid.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

Date: August 16, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara was written while he was on the march in Louisiana. He describes the troops that are gathered and speculates on the purpose of their movements. He mentions that he has been invited to dine with Captain McDavid.
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Armored infantry battalion.

Armored infantry battalion.

Date: November 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: Describes "the tactical employment of the armored infantry battalion, both as part of a larger force, and when acting independently."
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Field fortifications

Field fortifications

Date: February 14, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: "This manual describes field fortification methods and gives details of construction of entrenchments, emplacements, and shelters. It also outlines the principles of terrain appreciation which apply to field fortifications, and explains how to combine individual field fortifications into a unified system by means of organization of the ground."
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Tactics and technique of division artillery and higher artillery echelons.

Tactics and technique of division artillery and higher artillery echelons.

Date: May 24, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: Describes the mission, organization, and principles of employment of the field artillery unit.
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Umpire manual.

Umpire manual.

Date: March 31, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: Describes procedures to be used by umpires in military exercises used in the training of ground forces.
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