Friday, May 25, 2012
Texas Monument Dedication at Gaines’ Mill
The flyover was paid for by the Texas Division, SCV.
The Richmond Battlefields Association dedicated a monument to Hood’s Texas Brigade on the Gaines Mill battlefield near Mechanicsville on Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m.
The Texas Battlefield Monument is the first on a Hanover County Civil War battlefield and recognizes the Texas brigade commanded by General John B. Hood that is commonly credited with being the first to break the lines of the Union Army on June 27, 1862. The result was General Robert E. Lee’s first battlefield victory.