Sunday, May 19, 2013

John Bell Hood (1831-1879)

John B. Hood was a Confederate General during The American Civil War. He had a reputation for bravery and aggressiveness that sometimes bordered on recklessness. Arguably one of the best brigade officers in the Confederate Army, Hood became increasingly ineffective. He lost use of one arm, a leg was amputated and finally severely damaged his army by launching a massive frontal assault at the Battle of Franklin. Retired, he became a cotton broker in New Orleans and lost his business during the yellow fever epidemic and then his life to the epidemic shortly after his wife died, leaving ten destitute children. Completed in 2013. NA.

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