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Confederate General John Bell Hood topic of Civil War talk
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While controversy dogged his hard-charging military career during and after the Civil War, no one has ever accused Gen. John Bell Hood of dodging harm’s way while leading his troops.

An 1853 graduate of West Point, where he was a classmate of Philip Sheridan, who later became a Union general and Civil War adversary, Hood suffered an arrow wound in his hand while fighting Cherokees in Texas as a junior officer in the U.S. Army. After joining the Confederacy in 1861, Hood remained no stranger to combat, suffering a shrapnel wound that rendered his left arm useless during the Battle of Gettysburg. A few months later, while leading a charge that broke the Union line at the Battle of Chickamauga, Hood was shot in the right thigh, resulting in the amputation of a leg.

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