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John Bell Hood, American army officer.


Hood, John Bell was born on June 1, 1831 in Bath County, Georgia, United States. Son of Doctor John and Theodocia (French) Hood.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1853.


Cavalry instructor United States Military Academy, 1859-1860. Commissioned First lieutenant in charge of cavalry under General John B. Magruder, Confederate Army, 1861. Brigadier general in command of Texas Brigade, led at battles of Gaine’s Mill, 2d Bull Run and Antietam, 1862.

Wounded at Battle of Gettysburg, 1863. Directed corps and 3 divisions Army of Tennessee at Battle of Chickamauga. Commissioned Lieutenant general in command of corps under Joseph E. Johnston, 1864.

Tried to stop Sherman, but lost in battles at Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville. Gave up his command, January 1865, surrendered, May 1865. Became commission merchant, New Orleans, after Civil War.


Married Anna Marie Hennen, 1868, 10 children.

Doctor John Hood

Theodocia (French) Hood

Anna Marie Hennen