The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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John Bell Hood, ca 1831- d.1879

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1831 ca
Place of Birth: Owingsville, KY
Date of Death: 1879.08.30
Place of Death: Los Angeles, CA


Hood was an army officer.


Two years senior to Whistler at the United States Military Academy at West Point, he resigned from the army in 1861. He was a distinguished if rash Confederate commander, much wounded, until his forces disastrously lost at Nashville to the army of George Henry Thomas. He plays a notable role in Mary Chestnut's Civil War diaries.


Cullum Memorial Edition, Register of Graduates and former cadets, United States Militery Academy, West Point, 1980.