On Sunday, February 8th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present Stephen “Sam” Hood, who will speak on his new book, The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood, which is being released just in time for his presentation.
A few years ago Hood, a descendent and vigorous defender of Army of Tennessee General John Bell Hood, discovered a cache of formerly unknown papers of the general stored in the closet of a direct descendant. These papers, including correspondence with a “who’s who” of the Confederate high command, post-war letters, medical logs and other priceless documents, shed a new light on the embattled Army of Tennessee commander.
Stephen Hood lives in West Virginia and is a graduate of Marshall University, a retired building contractor and a Marine Corps veteran. He has served on various historical boards including Confederate Memorial Hall in New Orleans and the Blue and Gray Educational Society. His first book, John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of a Confederate General, was published in 2013.