|John Bell Hood|
Full Name: John Bell Hood |
Born: June 1, 1831
Place of Birth: Owinsville, Kentucky
North or South: South
Other Professions: Frontier duty with 2nd Cavalry, resigned April 1861, Unsuccessful businessman, wrote memoirs, died of yellow fever.
War Service Highlights: John Hood was commander of the Texas Brigade. In August, 1862, he commanded troops at the Second Battle of Bull Run and in September of that same year he fought in the battle of Antietam. He fought as a General at Fredericksburg and was then wounded while fighting at Gettysburg in 1863. In the battle at Chickamauga, in 1863, he lost his right leg. He was promoted to General and became commander of the Army of Tennessee. While in command, he lost every battle.
Died: August 30, 1879
Place of Death: New Orleans, LA
Interesting Facts: He was a rash fighter. He performed well in subordinate roles, not as an army commander.