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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 01:03 pm
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Eric Jacobson (a Carnton and Carter House historian and author of "For Cause and For Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin") spoke to the author and says he has new material, especially on Hood's postwar life in New Orleans.

Regarding new material on military issues related to Hood, the sad thing about the current literature on Hood by Sword, Connelly, McDonough and others is that so much historical evidence is available but was suppressed by Sword et al because it did not support an anti-Hood theme. I have numerous excerpts from the OR, diaries, letters, memoirs and other records that are sympathetic or supportive of Hood's actions as commander of the AOT, yet none of them appear in any of the books by those authors. Whether Brian Miller found them or even considers military subjects in the new book I do not know...I have never corresponded with him.  

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