Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Major General John Bell Hood, CSA 1831-1879
Hood, born in Owingsville, Kentucky, graduated from West Point in 1853 and joined the infantry. He saw frontier duty where he was wounded. He resigned from the US Army in 1861. He commanded Hood's Division of Longstreet's Corp at Chickamauga, where he was wounded and had his leg amputated. He led the charge that forced Rosecrans to retreat. After the war he became a businessman.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 34° 52.301′ N, 85° 17.195′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Hood Avenue and West 10th Street, on the right when traveling south on Hood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boynton Avenue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crittenden Avenue (about 400 feet away); Longstreet Avenue (about 800 feet away); Bragg Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rosencrans Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Avenue2nd Michigan Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away); 4th Tennessee Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
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