In his last post, Hugh Dubrulle compared the social composition of the 5th New Hampshire to the Texas Brigade. At the conclusion of that post, he surmised that substantial differences in social composition helped explain important differences in the culture of the units—especially the relationship between officers and men. Here he continues to explore these differences by highlighting the contrasts in the cultures of the two units.
In the fall of 1861, Confederate authorities appointed a “Colonel Shaller” to command the 5th Texas. Shaller traveled several miles outside of Richmond to Camp