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General John Bell Hood, CSA

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. General John Bell Hood, CSA Marker
Inscription.  
John Bell Hood was born June 29, 1831, in Owingsville, Kentucky, and was reared in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. After graduating from West Point in 1853, he served in the elite U.S. 2nd Cavalry Regiment on the Texas frontier. In 1861, he joined the Confederate Army. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1862 and commanded the renowned Hood's Texas Brigade under Gen. Robert E. Lee at the important Confederate victories at Gaines' Mill (Seven Days Battles) and 2nd Manassas (Battle of 2nd Bull Run). He held the critical Confederate left flank at Miller's Cornfield at Antietam, after which he was promoted to major general by Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson. In July 1863, while serving as a division commander at Gettysburg, he was severely wounded and forever lost the use of his left arm. In September 1863, while leading a decisive Confederate victory at Chickamauga, Georgia, Hood was again severely wounded and lost his right leg. Promoted to lieutenant general by Gen. James Longstreet, he returned to duty in 1864 in north Georgia under Gen. Joseph Johnston, as corps commander. He succeeded Johnston as commander of the Army of Tennessee
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. General John Bell Hood, CSA Marker
and was temporarily promoted to full general in July 1864. In November, in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union Gen. William T. Sherman from his March to the Sea, Hood led the Army of Tennessee in an invasion of that state. After decisive defeats at Franklin and Nashville, he retreated to Tupelo, Mississippi. In January 1865, he resigned command. He surrendered to Union authorities at Natchez, Mississippi, on May 31, 1865. After the war, Hood set up residence in New Orleans, where on April 30, 1868, he married Anna Marie Hennen, with whom he fathered 11 children. He died of yellow fever on August 30, 1879, within days of his wife and eldest child. Seven families in 5 different states adopted the surviving orphans. Hood was buried in the Garden District's Lafayette Cemetery, but was moved to this location in 1927.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesMilitaryWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 29° 58.942′ N, 90° 7.263′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Avenue L near Avenue D, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Charles Cole Claiborne (approx. ¼ mile away); Chartier Concession (approx. 0.3 miles away); City Of Metairie Ridge
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3. General John Bell Hood
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Metairie Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The New Orleans Katrina Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charity Hospital Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site Of Higgins' Industries at Delgado Trade School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Marvin E. Thames (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Located in the Metairie Cemetery, Marker is in first row after Avenue D circle, off Avenue L, directly behind the Brunswig pyramid tomb.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   3. submitted on October 10, 2020.
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