placed at the other ports of Sabine Pass
, and Brazos Santiago
In August, 1861, Governor Clark
was called on for twenty companies to be sent to Richmond, Va.
Thirty two companies were sent, and were organized into regiments with field officers appointed there, as follows: First Texas regiment, Col. Louis T. Wigfall
, Lieut.-Col. Hugh McLeod
, Maj. H. H. Black
, Fourth Texas regiment, Col. John B. Hood
, Lieut.-Col. John Marshall
, Maj. Bradfute Warwick
; Fifth Texas regiment, Col. J. J. Archer
, Lieut.-Col. Jerome B. Robertson
, Maj. P. R. Quattlebaum
The first brigadier-general
in command was Louis T. Wigfall
, who after his election to the Senate was succeeded by John B. Hood
The brigade has ever since been called Hood
's brigade, although it was commanded after his promotion by Brig.-Gens. Jerome B. Robertson
, John Gregg
and F. S. Bass
The latter, though promoted while in command as colonel, never received his commission until it was sent to him by the war department in June, 1897, before his death at the Soldier
's Home in Austin
, in July, 1897.
This brigade fought with great distinction in many of the great battles of the war, and its number was diminished by death and wounded until there were not more soldiers in the ranks than would have filled a good regiment.
Still, as a tribute to their devoted bravery, they were allowed to retain to the end their brigade organization.
One of the highest encomiums that can be bestowed upon the soldiers of that brigade is mention of the fact that, of the officers who commanded them in battles, five were made brigadier generals, two were made major-generals, and one a lieutenant-general.
In November, 1861, Maj. J. B. Likens
was stationed at Sabine Pass
, raising his cavalry battalion, which was afterward increased to a regiment formed from Likens
' and Burns
' cavalry battalions, with Jas. B. Likens