SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS   -   6TH BRIGADE, TEXAS DIVISION

HOOD'S TEXAS BRIGADE, CAMP #153

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OLD GUARD SERGEANT

 The“Old Guard” also has a large 10’X20’ Heavy Duty Canvas Tent for funerals & special occasions.  The Tent Crew is J. & A. Smith.  The Corps is in Period Dress, posts flags, and fires a rifle salutes at special events, funerals, and Confederate Iron Cross Ceremonies.  Call to schedule.  Members may be seen wearing a custom medal produced exclusively for the Trans-Mississippi Old Guard or its replacement seen at right. Trans-Mississippi is the designation for Confederate military operations west of the Mississippi. The Old Guard, an elite unit guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is proud to honor all American service members. The Texas Star is the focal point and represents Texas’ participation and contributions during The Second American Revolution. It is designed with the point down to resemble the Congressional Medal of Honor. Smaller Stars in the wreath personify heroes and Trans-Mississippi War Department Officers.* The cross appropriately symbolizes the Christian traditions maintained by the Southern People.  The red ribbon background signifies The Southern Cross of Honor and the bloodshed by our citizen-soldier ancestors who fought for the Confederacy and personified the best qualities of America. This medal exemplifies and promotes the overall image of preserving freedom and liberty and is worn with pride by members and supporters of the Trans-Mississippi Old Guard.* Officers memorialized by the 10 small stars: Gen. Robert E. Lee (in Texas 2-8-1861); Gen. John Bell Hood; Gen. John Bankhead Magruder; Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith; Col. John S. (RIP) Ford; Col. Benjamin McCulloch; Lt. Col. John B. Baylor; Brig. Gen. Henry H. Sibley; Gen. Earl Van Dorn; Maj. Alfred M. Hobby.   

 5-22-2015

Kenny R. Wright, Jr.

LT. ARTILARY MEMBERS

OUR HONOR GUARDS

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Dustin W. Seiler, Corpsman

​Rodney W. Seiler

​William "Wild Bill" Smith      

Leslie D. Perry   ​   

OLD GUARD MEMBERS

Robert "Bobby" Moore

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William A. Manuel

 Originally a separate entity called the San Antonio Cannoneers until their disbandment on June 28th, 2019; the Light Artillery officially became affiliated with Hood's Texas Brigade, Camp #153 on July 11th, 2019, and then named so, on August 8th, 2019 "Hood's Texas Brigade Light Artillery". The Light Artillery uses three separate pieces: a 1776 Revolutionary "Grasshopper" 3-lbs gun, an 1841 Smoothbore Field 1-lb gun, and a Chorn Mortar gun.  Hood's Texas Brigade Light Artillery is in Period Dress,  fires cannon salutes at special events, funerals, and Confederate Iron Cross Ceremonies, education programs, and school events. As the Lt. Artillary normally uses only one gun per event, officer ranks are not utilized as we are not a full battery of 12 - 21 guns. All members of the camp are welcome to join this honor guard. To join Hood's Texas Brigade Light Artillery, all members must be trained and certified in the firing of a Muzzle Loading Artillery from the School of the Piece, as well as your own CSA Artillery wool or a jean-wool uniform of either Army of Northern Virginia or Army of Trans-Mississippi.

 8-9-2019

LT. ARTILARY SERGEANT

LT. ARTILARY SERGEANT MAJOR

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Richard M. Reynolds      Sanford R. Reed      John McCammon

​William "Wild Bill" Smith      Raymond B. Reeves      Dustin W. Seiler

Leslie D. Perry   ​   Justin W. Cole      Richard V. Neely

Charles Tacker      Johnathan G. Driver​​      John Devers

OLD GUARD CAPTAIN

TRANS-MISSISSIPPI OLD GUARD & HOOD'S TEXAS LIGHT ARTILLARY

George "Bubba" Cheek

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS