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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

John B. Hood

(Ap'd Ky.)


John Bell Hood: Born June 29, 1831, Owensville, KY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1853.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1853‑54; on frontier duty at Ft. Jones, Cal., 1854‑55, — escorting Lieut. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Williamson's Topographical party, 1855, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1856‑57, — Scouting, 1857, being

(Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

engaged in a hand-to‑hand Conflict with Lipan and Comanche Indians, at the head of Devil's Run, Tex., July 20, 1857, where he was severely wounded, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1857‑58, — Camp Cooper, Tex., —

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Aug. 18, 1858)

Camp Colorado, Tex., 1858‑59, — and Camp Wood, Tex., 1859‑60; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Apr. 16, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Engaged in Insurance Business, at New Orleans, La., 18–––.

Died, Aug. 30, 1879, at New Orleans, La.: Aged 48.

Buried, Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. He was one of the most famous generals of the war, and many webpages cover his career, among them the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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