John Bell Hood was a great commander in the Confederate Army, known for his courage and aggressiveness. Prior to the war he was a lieutenant in the U.S. infantry in the West and was shot with an arrow through his hand. As a general in the C.S.A., he was wounded several times. At Gettysburg his left arm was crippled, but after recuperating he continued to serve. At Chickamauga he was shot in right femur, necessitating amputation of his leg. Even with these injuries, he continued to command forces, replacing Joseph E. Johnston and challenging Sherman’s Union Army. He eventually surrendered in Natchez, Mississippi and was paroled in May 1865. When the war was over, he worked as a cotton broker and in the insurance business in Louisiana. He died of yellow fever.
This John Bell Hood mug is part of our Civil War series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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