George T Todd

31 May 2019

A “ramrod” of a man – 6 foot 3 inches tall and 150 pounds – was Captain George T Todd, First Texas Infantry. He was wounded “by shell or shrapnel crushing his foot” at Sharpsburg in September 1862 and “declined” to have his foot amputated. He recovered sufficiently to return to his Company in November 1862 but resigned his commission and requested duty west of the Mississippi in October 1863. He was Adjutant of W.P. Lane’s Texas Cavalry (first Partisan Rangers) from May 1864 to the end of the War.

This somewhat fuzzy copy of a post-war photograph of him is from Colonel Harold Brown Simpson’s Hood’s Texas Brigade: a Compendium (1977).

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