John Schmutz reading
The Bloody Fifth
Tuesday, November 29th
John F. Schmutz enjoyed a successful career as a corporate attorney and has maintained a lifelong fascination with all aspects of the Civil War. When he is not researching and writing, John enjoys playing golf and traveling internationally. A veteran of the U.S. Army and a native of Oneida, New York, he lives with his wife in San Antonio, Texas. His first book was The Battle of the Crater: A Complete History (2009).
Vol. 1: Secession to the Suffolk Campaign
The 5th Texas Infantry―“The Bloody Fifth”―was one of only three Texas regiments to fight with Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. The 5th Texas established an exceptional combat record in an army known for its fighting capabilities.
“The Bloody Fifth”― Hood’s Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, with photos, original maps, explanatory footnotes, and important and useful appendices, is a significant contribution to the history of Texas and the American Civil War.