Severely wounded at the battles of Gettysburg and Chickamauga
(1831-79) Graduated in the West Point class of 1853. He resigned his U.S. Army commission on April 17, 1861, and thereafter distinguished himself on many Civil War battlefields as a regimental, brigade, division and Confederate army commander. The hard fighting Hood saw action in the Virginia peninsular campaign, 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, he was severely wounded at Gettysburg, lost a leg at Chickamauga, and later fought at Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville. He died of yellow fever at New Orleans, La., together with his wife and one of their children, on Aug. 30, 1879.
Antique portrait engraving of Hood in his Confederate general's uniform. Engraved by H.B. Hall, Jr. Printed title below his likeness, "General John B. Hood." 7 1/4 x 10 1/2. Excellent. Very desirable Confederate general.