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John Bell Hood

Born June 1, 1831 Owingsville, Kentucky Died August 30, 1879 New Orleans, Louisiana

Confederate general Led failed Southern effort to keep Union forces from capturing Atlanta in 1864

John Bell Hood

Born June 1, 1831 Owingsville, Kentucky Died August 30, 1879 New Orleans, Louisiana

I ohn Bell Hood was a Confederate general of unquestioned I bravery and dedication. As a division commander he displayed great courage at many of the Civil War's most violent battles. These skirmishes included Second Bull Run (August 1862) and Fredericksburg (December 1862) in Virginia; Anti-etam (September 1862) in Maryland; Gettysburg (July 1863) in Pennsylvania; and Chickamauga (September 1863) in Georgia. Hood's devotion to the Southern cause was so great that he remained on active military duty even after suffering wounds that crippled one arm and required the amputation of one of his legs. But Hood's performance as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee from July 1864 to January 1865 has tarnished his reputation. During that period he not only failed to stop Union forces from capturing Atlanta, Georgia, but also made a series of disastrous battlefield decisions that virtually destroyed his army.

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