- Many of the accounts have not been published since the early 20th century in newspaper articles
- Previously unpublished photographs and vivid personal accounts
- Dramatic paintings of Hood’s Texans and other soldiers at Gettysburg by American historical artist Mark Maritato
The Texans from Hood’s Texas Brigade and other regiments who fought at Gettysburg on 1-3 July 1863 described their experiences of the battle in personal diaries, interviews, newspaper articles, letters and speeches. Their reminiscences provide a fascinating and harrowing account of the battle as they fought the Army of the Potomac. Speeches were given in the decades after the battle during the annual reunions of Hood’s Brigade Association and the dedication of the Hood’s Brigade Monument that took place on 26-27 October 1910 at the state capital in Austin, Texas. These accounts describe their actions at Devil’s Den, Little Round Top and other areas during the battle. For the first time ever, their experiences are compiled in Texans at Gettysburg: Blood and Glory with Hood’s Texas Brigade.
Joseph L. Owen is a national park ranger at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park and is a member of Hood’s Texas Brigade and the Austin, Texas Civil War Round Table. Owen is a United States Navy veteran and currently resides in Blanco, Texas.
Born and raised in York, Pennsylvania, Randy Drais developed a keen interest in the Battle of Gettysburg and this resulted in two websites, a Facebook page and a newsletter. Drais has worked in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania Department of State and the Pennsylvania Senate.
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Extent: 240 pages
Illustrations: 20 black-and-white photographs