My name is Cole Tollett, and I am a Junior at Keene State College in New Hampshire. I am majoring in History with a specialization in War, Peace, and Society. My interests in history lie mainly in the World Wars and especially German History. I was born in Katy, Texas and moved to New Hampshire when I was 9 years old. My hobbies include playing video games, reading, and exercising. I also enjoy listening to history podcasts. I am working to attain my Masters degree in History and Archives
My project focuses on the Texas Brigade and the role that they had in the American Civil War. The Texas Brigade (also known as Hood’s Brigade) was an infantry formation that distinguished itself in the American Civil War. Along with the Stonewall Brigade they were considered the Confederate Army’s shock troops. The brigade fought in every major battle of the Eastern Theater of the war, except Chancellorsville. Over the course of the war the Texas Brigade was under the command of Major General Gustavus W. Smith, Lieutenant General James Longstreet, Brigadier General Jerome B. Robertson, and, briefly, General Robert E. Lee.