Saturday, 30 October 2021

1420) John Bell Hood

John Bell Hood (1831 – 1879). Confederate general during the American Civil War. Although brave, Hood's impetuosity led to high losses among his troops as he moved up in rank.
After the war, Hood moved to Louisiana and worked as a cotton broker and in the insurance business. His business was ruined by a yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans during the winter of 1878–79 and he succumbed to the disease himself, dying just days after his wife and oldest child, leaving ten destitute orphans.

- "At six feet, two inches tall, with blonde/auburn hair, John Bell Hood’s physical characteristics can probably be attributed to his Nordic ancestry."

- "I remember him as a strong, tall man with auburn hair and beard..."



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