5th Texas Regiment Battle Flag
Private, Company K, 5th Texas Infantry (Bloody 5th) and was serving as a musician at the start of the war.
5th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Richmond, Virginia, in October, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Harris, Colorado, Leon, Walker, Montgomery, Washington, Jefferson, Liberty, Milam, Polk, and Trinity. As a part of Hood's Texas Brigade it served under Generals Hood, J.B. Robertson, and J. Gregg. The unit participated in the difficult campaigns of the Amry of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. It fought in the Petersburg trenches north and south of the James River and around Appomattox. This regiment contained 341 effectives in April, 1862 and lost more than half of the 409 engaged at Gettysburg. It surrendered 12 officers and 149 men. The field officers were Colonels James J. Archer, Robert M. Powell, and Jerome B. Robertson; Lieutenant Colonels Walter B. Botts, King Bryan, and John C. Upton; and Majors Paul J. Quattlebaum, Jefferson C. Rogers, and David M. Whaley.
The biggest mystery yet to be solved in the life and times of BHN (Buford Hervey Nealy Hurt) is - where is he buried? I have yet to find his final resting spot and I won't rest until I am able to find it and honor him with flowers and a flag from his 2nd great grand nephew. If you know where he is buried please drop me some email.
Larry Van Horn
US Navy (Ret)
Here is a photo of Margaret Hinson-Hurt, wife of BHN Hurt. They married 26 Nov 1865 in Lancaster County, SC. She was born 25 April 1845 in Lancester County to John Calvin Hinson and Charlotte Raley.