John Bell Hood cartes-de-visite
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John Bell Hood cartes-de-visite

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896.
Title: John Bell Hood cartes-de-visite
Dates: circa 1861-1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2357

Biographical/Historical Note

Confederate General John Bell Hood (1831-1879) was trained at West Point and fought in the United States Civil War under Robert E. Lee in 1862 and 1863 at the battles of Antietam, Gettysburg (where he was severely wounded in the arm) and Chickamauga (where he lost his leg). In July 1864, Hood took command of the Army of the Tennessee and fought unsuccessfully in the Battle of Franklin. Hood resigned his command on 23 January 1865, reverting back to his permanent rank of lieutenant general and surrendered to Federal authorities in Natchez, Mississippi on 31 May 1865.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a United States Civil War-date (circa 1861-1865) cartes-de-visite of Confederate General John Bell Hood (1831-1879) wearing his regulation general's uniform. The image was published by E. & H.T. Anthony (301 Broadway, New York) from a Mathew Brady negative.

Index Terms

Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
Hood, John Bell, 1831-1879.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

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Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: John Bell Hood cartes-de-visite, circa 1861-1865 View online.