Category Archives: Leadership–Confederate

Hood Remembered: The Sesquicentennial

Today, ECW is pleased to welcome guest author Sam Hood. Sam Hood is a descendant of Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood and author of the forthcoming The Lost Papers of John Bell Hood. He has also written a biography of … Continue reading

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A March Made in Georgia: Sherman’s Famous March to the Sea

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Derek Maxfield. One hundred-fifty years ago this fall, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman led an army of sixty-thousand men on a militarily-unorthodox campaign through the heart of Georgia.  Sherman’s “March to the … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered: Daniel T. Davis

The memory of John Bell Hood has taken on a popular view that more often than not emphasizes the negative while ignoring the positive. As has been mentioned over the course of the last several days in “Hood Remembered,” Hood … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered: A Wounded Warrior

It is not two years since the sight of a person who had lost one of his lower limbs was an infrequent occurrence. Now, Alas! there are few of us who have not a cripple among our friends if not … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered: Chris Mackowski

Soon after my five-year-old daughter got hooked on the Civil War, she had me buy for her two decks of Civil War flashcards. The blue deck contained Union officers, the gray  Confederates. We would flick through the cards on road … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered: Ryan Quint

John Bell Hood is one of those Civil War commanders that seems like he was promoted above his capacity. He’s hardly alone in that category, joined by numerous others who were commanding at a level they should not have been. … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered: Lee White

I think Hood should be remembered as a talented brigade and division commander, one who inspired his men and one who didn’t ask them to do something he himself would not do. He was brave to a fault and a … Continue reading

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“Harvest of Death”: The Battle of Griswoldville

On November 15, 1864, the vanguard of William T. Sherman’s forces left the city of Atlanta, Georgia on what would become the March to the Sea. Their ultimate objective was the city of Savannah, about 250 miles away. Over the … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered: Chris Kolakowski

How should we remember John Bell Hood? The answer to this question depends partly on your own point of view. Eastern Theater historians see him one way, based on his record with the Army of Northern Virginia as a brigade … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered: Crossing the Tennessee

Today, ECW is pleased to welcome guest author Sam Hood. Sam Hood is an descendant of Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood and author of the forthcoming The Lost Papers of John Bell Hood. He has also written a biography of … Continue reading

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