The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of a Confederate General

On Sunday, July 14th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present Stephen “Sam” Hood who will speak on “The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of a Confederate General.”

Hood, a descendent and vigorous defender of Army of Tennessee General John Bell Hood, a few months ago discovered a cache of formerly unknown Hood papers stored in the closest 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.

Hood’s new book, The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of a Confederate General, deals with some of the findings in these documents as well as disputing some commonly held facts about the 1864 Tennessee campaign.  The Round Table event will be one of Hood’s first presentations since the release of his book and promises to be a controversial and riveting discussion.

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 & Gray Educational Society.  Hood’s leadership was critical for Memorial Hall in the months following Hurricane Katrina.

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