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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hood Avenue

Major General John Bell Hood, CSA 1831-1879

 
 
Hood Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, September 14, 2013
1. Hood Avenue Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
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.
 
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. mile away); Thomas Avenue (approx. mile away); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (approx. mile away); 4th Tennessee Cavalry (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hood Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, September 14, 2013
2. Hood Avenue Marker
Hood Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, September 14, 2013
3. Hood Avenue Marker
John Bell Hood image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
4. John Bell Hood
Courtesy Library of Congress
To the Spot Where Gen. Hood was wounded image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 14, 2008
5. To the Spot Where Gen. Hood was wounded
Chickamauga Battlefield
John B. Hood, Maj. Gen, CSA, Wounded Sept. 20, 1863 image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 14, 2008
6. John B. Hood, Maj. Gen, CSA, Wounded Sept. 20, 1863
The spot where General Hood was wounded - Chickamauga Battlefield.
Here Lyes the Leg of the Gallant Hood, Sept. 22, 1863 image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, December 3, 2011
7. Here Lyes the Leg of the Gallant Hood, Sept. 22, 1863
The supposed spot where Hood's leg was buried in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, on the Clisby Austin House property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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