Monday, February 4, 2013

Trove of General Hood Records Found

From the October 18, 2012, Nashville Tennesseean "General Hood descendant has trove of records."  I just wrote about a new book on General Hood back on Jan. 30th.

Sam Hood, a direct descendant of Confederate General John Bell Hood, has announced that he has a "significant discovery of materials."  He operates a website devoted to the much-maligned Southern officer who was greatly embarrassed on the night of November 29, 1864, a Union Army slipped by him at Spring Hill, Tennessee, (and lost a chance to destroy it).  Then there were the disasters at the subsequent battles of Franklin (which resulted in 6,261 Confederate casualties and Nashville.

These records are described as one of the "most significant  Civil War discoveries in history."

Among the items is a recommendation for promotion handwritten by General Longstreet and Jackson. There is also war-time correspondence between Hood and Lee, Bragg and Louis T. Wigfall.

Also there are 75 postwar letters mostly dealing with the controversy with General Johnston.

Hood, the Warhorse.  --Old Secesh

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