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John Bell Hood
Confederate States of America
Lieutenant General

Served 1853- 1861 (U. S. A.)
Served 1861- 1865 (C. S. A.)
Military Rank
Date
Lieutenant General (C. S. A.)
February 1, 1864
 
Born
Location
June 29, 1831
Owingsville, Kentucky
Died
Location
August 30, 1879
New Orleans
Cause Yellow Fever
Age 48
 
Education
Rank
U. S. Military Academy - 1853
44th out of 52
Profession Cotton broker - Life Insurance
 
Spouse Anna Marie Hennen
Children 11
Religion  
Burial Lafayette Cemetery #1
Reinterred
Date
Metairie Cemetery
1927
John Bell Hood

 

 

 

 

HENNEN Family Tomb

HENNEN

GEN. JOHN BELL HOOD C. S. A.
Born in Owensville, KY.
June 29, 1831
Died August 30, 1879

ANNA MARIE HENNEN
Wife of John Bell Hood
Born June 28, 1837
Died August 24, 1879


LYDIA MARIE HENNEN HOOD
(eldest daughter of John Bell Hood)
Born May 29, 1869
Translated to Heaven
August 30, 1879

ETHEL GENEVIEVE HOOD
Born June 27, 1870
Died December 3, 1956
God is Love

JOHN BELL HOOD JR.
Born September 19, 1871
Died July 21, 1947

DUNCAN NICHOLSON HENNEN
September 10, 1810
June 4, 1867

ELEANORA ROBERTSON
Wife of
Duncan Nicholson Hennen
March 25, 1818
April 5, 1880

LYDIA GENEVEIVE HENNEN
Translated to Heaven
September 22, 1869

ANNA BELL HOOD

Born June 27, 1870
Died March 14, 1934
Blessed are the Pure in Heart
For They Shall See God

JOHN WILSON HOOD
Born September 26, 1904
Died May 20, 1949

 

General John Bell Hood, CSA

John Bell Hood was born June 29, 1831, in Owingsville, Kentucky, and
was reared in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.  After graduating from West
Point in 1853, he served in the elite U.S. 2nd Cavalry Regiment on the
Texas frontier.  In 1861, he joined the Confederate Army.  He was
promoted to brigadier general in 1862 and commanded the renowned
Hood's Texas Brigade under Gen. Robert E. Lee at the important
Confederate victories at Gaines' Mill (Seven Days Battles) and 2nd
Manassas (Battle of 2nd Bull Run).  He held the critical Confederate
left flank at Miller's Cornfield at Antietam, after which he was
promoted to major general by Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson.  In
July 1863, while serving as a division commander at Gettysburg, he
was severely wounded and forever lost the use of his left arm.  In
September 1863, while leading a decisive Confederate victory at
Chickamauga, Georgia, Hood was again severely wounded and lost

his right leg.  Promoted to lieutenant general by Gen. James
Longstreet, he returned to duty in 1864 in north Georgia under Gen.
Joseph Johnson, as corps commander.  He succeeded Johnston as
commander of the Army of Tennessee and was temporarily promoted
to full general in July 1864.  In November, in an unsuccessful
attempt to draw Union Gen. William T. Sherman from his March to the
Sea, Hood led the Army of Tennessee in an invasion of that state.
After decisive defeats at Franklin and Nashville, he retreated to
Tupelo, Mississippi.  In January 1865, he resigned command.  He
surrendered to Union authorities at Natchez, Mississippi, on May 31,
1865.  After the war, Hood set up residence in New Orleans, where on
April 30, 1868, he married Anna Marie Hennen, with whom he fathered
11 children.  He died of yellow fever on August 30, 1879, within days
of his wife and eldest child.  Seven families in 5 different states
adopted the surviving orphans.  Hood was buried in the Garden
District's Lafayette Cemetery, but was moved to this location in 1927.

But the half of brave Hood's body molders here.
The rest was lost in honor's bold career.
Both limbs and fame he scattered all around,
Yet still, though mangled, was with honor crowned.
For ever ready with his blood to part,
War left him nothing whole - except his heart.

PRIVATE SAM WATKINS
1ST TENNESSEE INFANTRY CSA
ARMY OF TENNESSEE
1839 - 1901

 

Favorite Biographies

A Separate Country (Fiction) by Robert Hicks
About North Georgia - Biography

Advance and Retreat
by John Bell Hood
Battle of Chickamauga

Biography - Texas History

Civil War Women

Cleveland Civil War Roundtable

Death - Anna Gertrude Hood
, the 11th child

Find A Grave

Fort Hood
- Texas

Gettysburg National Military Park - Biography
John Bell Hood Historical Society

JohnBellHood.org - Biography
Handbook of Texas Biography

Tennessee Campaign -1864

Wikipedia

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