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“The 4th Texas at Gettysburg” set for February Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

John Bell Hood rose to fame as the commander of “Hood’s Texans,” a brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia which included the 4th Texas Infantry.

Harrisburg Civil War Round Table Board member Steve Williamson will discuss “The Fighting 4th Texas at Gettysburg and Beyond” during the club’s Friday, February 26 meeting. This Confederate unit was part of John B. Hood’s brigade and fought in all thirty-eight of its engagements including Gaines Mill, 2nd Manassas, Chickamauga and the Wilderness. At Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, they were part of the Confederate assault on Little Round Top. Mr. Williamson will present an amateur historian’s view of the regiment’s journey from Corsicana, Texas, to Appomattox Court House.
A Lone Star state native who had ancestors in the 4th Texas, Mr. Williamson has lived in fourteen U.S. cities during a thirty-year career in commercial real estate development. He has lived overseas in Hong Kong, China, where he was educated in British Crown colony schools when his father was a commercial pilot for Pan American Airways.
The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table meets at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA, Camp Hill Bypass @ Routes 11&15. An informal reception starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:30. The cost of dinner is $20.00 and reservations must be made by no later than Tuesday, February 23, by calling 717-938-3706. The program begins at 8:00 PM and is free to the public.
Contact Douglas Gibboney, Publicity Chairperson, for further information @ 717-243-1738.