Saturday, October 25, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

Lost & Found

Lost: Diamond set in gold mounting prongs, fell off my wife's wedding ring, in Floresville, reward offered. 210-867-1319.
If you are missing a pet in Floresville, be sure to check the Floresville holding facility. Animals are only kept for 3 days. Contact Las Lomas K-9 Rescue, 830-581-8041.
Found tan hunting dog. Elderly male not neutered or chipped. Please call 8303915099.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Local Oilfield Construction Contractor is now accepting applications for all pipeline and facility positions in the Karnes County area. E-mail resume to JJMTexas@yahoo.com. 
The City of Stockdale is accepting applications to fill the full-time position of Field Employee. A Class ‘D’ Water or Waste Water license preferred but not required to apply for job position. A complete job description and application may be  obtained from Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at City Hall, 700 W. Main St., Stockdale, Texas 78160. Deadline to submit a job application is by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014. The City of Stockdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

Wilson County History


Hood’s Texas Brigade reunion


Hood’s Texas Brigade reunion


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
The author of this entry is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
April 7, 2009
2496 views
1 comment

Members of Hood’s Texas Brigade gather in Floresville on Oct. 13, 1915. Survivors display the brigade’s battle flag, held by Capt. F.B. Chilton (left) and Capt. James T. Hunter. In the front row, second left, is Wilson County’s own Joseph Benjamin “J.B.” Polley, with his petite wife, Mattie (to his left).

According to The Handbook of Texas Online, the brigade was formed Oct. 22, 1861. It saw action in at least 24 battles in 1862 during the U.S. Civil War and served as part of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and James Longstreet’s First Corps. The brigade sustained a 61-percent casualty rate. Survivors held 63 reunions between 1872 and 1933, when the last two physically able veterans met for the last time in Houston.
 
« Previous Blog Entry (March 31, 2009)
 


Your Opinions and Comments
 
Arlen Swanzy  
Arlington, Texas  
April 21, 2009 4:21pm
 
 
Great to revisit history.
 

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post comments:



Other Wilson County History
Wilson County History logo/header
Wilson County History WC Historical Society
Wilson County History LV Hist Assoc
Wilson County History LABEL books
Wilson County History BOOK historical markers
Wilson County History BOOK 44th reunion brigade
Wilson County History sesqui book preview online
Wilson County History sesquicentennial purchase
Wilson County History BOOK centennial
Wilson County History LABEL history links
Wilson County History wheeler graves
Wilson County History wheeler research-bio/links
Wilson County History LINK findagrave.com
Wilson County History LINK Sesqui events
Wilson County History LINK judges reception
Wilson's Auto ChooserDrama KidsHeavenly Touch homeBlue Moon Karaoke & DJVoncille Bielefeld homeSacred Heart SchoolChester WilsonAllstate & McBride RealtyTriple R DC Experts

  Copyright © 2007-2014 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.