John Bell Hood

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John Bell Hood (1831 – August 30, 1879) was a Confederate army general during the American Civil War. He was born in 1831 in Kentucky. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1853. After the Battle of Fort Sumter, he joined the Confederate army as colonel of the 4th Texas Infantry. In February 1862, he became commander of the Texas Brigade as a brigadier general. He became commander of a division in July 1862. He was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. He was wounded again at the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863. In late July 1864, he became commander of the Army of Tennessee.

After the war, Hood became a businessman. He married in 1868 and had eleven children. He died in 1879 during a yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans.