I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant soldiers as ever engaged in battle.
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|Death:||30th August, 1879|
John Bell Hood was born in Owingsville, Kentucky, USA. He was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, whose vigorous defense of Atlanta failed to stem the advance of Gen. William T. Sherman’s superior Federal forces through Georgia in late 1864. He studied at the United States Military Academy. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he commanded an assault on the Federal left at Round Top, and lost a leg at the Battle of Chickamauga. In the spring of 1864, he was appointed a lieutenant general under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to help defend Atlanta against Sherman’s forces. Johnston’s continual withdrawals impelled Confederate president Jefferson Davis to transfer the command in July to Hood, whom he considered more aggressive. He is the author of book, entitled Advance and Retreat.
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