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John Bell Hood, ca 1831- d.1879

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1831 ca
Place of Birth: Owingsville, KY
Date of Death: 1879.08.30
Place of Death: Los Angeles, CA

Identity:

Hood was an army officer.

Life:

Two years senior to Whistler at the United States Military Academy at West Point, he resigned from the army in 1861. He was a distinguished if rash Confederate commander, much wounded, until his forces disastrously lost at Nashville to the army of George Henry Thomas. He plays a notable role in Mary Chestnut's Civil War diaries.

Bibliography:

Cullum Memorial Edition, Register of Graduates and former cadets, United States Militery Academy, West Point, 1980.