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|Hood's Brigade (aka Texas Brigade) made up of the 1st, 4th, 5th Texas, and the 18th Georgia (until after the Battle of Antietam), and then the 3rd Arkansas after Sharpsburg/Antietam were considered Lee's elite shock troops. They secured victory for Lee at Gaines Mill. Paid a heavy price at Sharpsburg. Plus as Lee's army was collapsing at the Wilderness they came up with Longstreet and saved the day by stopping the Union forces. They started out the war with 5,000 strong and by Appomattox the brigade was down to less than 600.