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Book Review: Detour to Disaster: General John Bell Hood’s “Slight Demonstration” at Decatur and the Unravelling of the Tennessee Campaign

Detour to Disaster: General John Bell Hood’s “Slight Demonstration” at Decatur and the Unravelling of the Tennessee Campaign. By Noel Carpenter. El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas Beatie, 2023 (reprint). Softcover, 206 pp. $19.95. Reviewed by Lee White Have you ever heard of the Battle of Decatur, Alabama? Most readers probably have not, or if they […]

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The author speaks out on his work: Texas Brigadier to the Fall of Atlanta: John Bell Hood

Every Civil War historian hopes that her/his work will add a few nuggets to the literature. Here’s a candidate from my recent book, Texas Brigadier to the Fall of Atlanta: John Bell Hood (Mercer University Press, 2019). In Stephen M. Hood, ed., The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood (2015) is the letter […]

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John Bell Hood Ambushed at Devil’s River, Part 2

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Frank Jastrzembski. (Part 2 of 2. You can find Part 1 here.) The company discovered a source of clear water near the head of Devil’s River, south of Sonora. When the company moved to high range of mountains bordering Devil’s River, they spotted a few Indians at two miles distance on […]

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John Bell Hood Ambushed at Devil’s River, Part 1

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Frank Jastrzembski Confederate General John Bell Hood requires no introduction. He was one of the most controversial generals to serve on either side during the American Civil War. He made an exceptional division commander, but a reckless and careless army commander. Colonel Albert G. Brackett, a friend of Hood, aptly […]

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ECW on C-SPAN: Steve Davis, John Bell Hood, and Atlanta

C-SPAN’s coverage of the Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge continues this weekend with Steve Davis’s talk on John Bell Hood’s July 20, 1864, attack outside Atlanta. The talk will air on C-SPAN3 on Saturday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. Meanwhile, C-SPAN3 will re-air Dave Powell’s talk on battle tactics on Saturday, […]

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John Bell Hood: Dope Fiend?

The American Civil War, it seems, is awash in stories that “everyone” knows to be true. We accept them as fact because they either make for a great story, or they ring so true to life, that it seems natural for them to be established and proven. But how many actually are? How many stories […]

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Number 2: Review of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General by Stephen M. Hood

Newton’s second law of motion, roughly paraphrased, informs us that “an object at rest stays at rest, while an object in motion stays in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force.”  This law of physics encapsulates Stephen M. Hood’s work of history John Bell Hood:  The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General, […]

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Review of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General by Stephen M. Hood

Newton’s second law of motion, roughly paraphrased, informs us that “an object at rest stays at rest, while an object in motion stays in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force.”  This law of physics encapsulates Stephen M. Hood’s work of history John Bell Hood:  The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General, […]

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Book Review: The Cassville Affairs: Johnston, Hood, and the Failed Confederate Strategy in the Atlanta Campaign, 19 May 1864

The Cassville Affairs: Johnston, Hood, and the Failed Confederate Strategy in the Atlanta Campaign, 19 May 1864. By Robert D. Jenkins, Sr. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2024. Hardcover, 384 pp. $39.00. Reviewed by Darryl Smith Over the last several decades, history has been relatively favorable to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston while lambasting the efforts of […]

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