Anderson M Mathews

Anderson M Mathews

Birth
Louisiana, USA
Death 1878 (aged 36–37)
Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 128605265 · View Source
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"The Texas Brigade or Hood's Texas Brigade as it is generally referred to today, is considered by military historians to have been one of the finest military units ever raised in America. It was often praised by General Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and other persons high in the Confederacy. It has drawn plaudidts from military writers through the century. The Brigade fought in some thirty-eight engagements, including six of the major battles of the war. The casualties that it suffered have seldom been equalled in modern warfare, if ever. At Antietam, the First Texas Infantry Regiment suffered the greatest loss, percentage wise, of any regiment, North or South, in a single day's fighting during the war. The First Texas lost 82.3% of its men at Antietam. The Brigade itself, at Antietam, lost 64.1% of the men engaged. This was the third highest loss percentage of any brigade, North or South, for a single day's fighting during the war. Of the 6,000 soldiers who served in the Texas Brigade during the war, but 621 ragged and starved veterans were left to surrender at Appomattox Court House - a mere ten per cent. Disease and battle had taken a gruesome toll.".

*A. M. Mathews, p 74; F. M. Mathews, p. 69; J. W. Mathews p. 73.
Quoted from Touched with Valor, by General Jerome B. Robertson and edited by Colonel Harold B. Simpson. copyright 1964 p. 15

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