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Civil War Books > John Bell Hood:The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General (4 replies - 2150 views)

Thank you so much. The response so far has been very gratifying...28 total reviews on Amazon...24 five-stars, and 4 four-stars. (If you would like a ...   Sat Sep 14th, 2013 03:29 pm

Civil War Books > John Bell Hood:The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General (4 replies - 2150 views)

Thanks for fetching a copy of my book. Please read the Introduction very carefully. It explains exactly what the book is, and just as importantly, ...   Mon Sep 2nd, 2013 02:07 pm

The Battle of Franklin > Cheatham to Blame for Spring Hill (1 reply - 1648 views)

In my new book "John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General" I release the contents of two letters among the ...   Sat Jul 20th, 2013 10:20 pm

Civil War Books > John Bell Hood:The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General (4 replies - 2150 views)

For ten years I have been researching and writing a book on John Bell Hood. The first words in my book are "It's a shame ...   Sat Jul 20th, 2013 02:36 pm

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 20573 views)

Gents/Ladies: I'm not sure if you heard but the personal papers of John Bell Hood were recently discovered. I am second cousin of Gen Hood and ...   Mon Nov 19th, 2012 02:43 pm

Civil War Books > New Book on John Bell Hood (5 replies - 4390 views)

A recent blurb on the new Hood book: "Miller is particularly strong on the cultivation of Hood's legend as a part of the Lost Cause narrative...He ...   Wed Feb 24th, 2010 02:42 pm

Civil War Books > New Book on John Bell Hood (5 replies - 4390 views)

Javal: 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 ...   Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 12:03 pm

Civil War Books > New Book on John Bell Hood (5 replies - 4390 views)

According to Amazon.com a new book on John Bell Hood will be released in April 2010. Titled "John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil ...   Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 10:14 pm

Civil War Books > Wiley Sword's "Courage Under Fire" (25 replies - 11404 views)

Brett: Great to hear from you again. Your late, great Civil War Top 100 web sites feature and your book reviews were simply outstanding. Have you had ...   Wed Jan 28th, 2009 01:45 pm

Civil War Books > Wiley Sword's "Courage Under Fire" (25 replies - 11404 views)

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Civil War Books > Wiley Sword's "Courage Under Fire" (25 replies - 11404 views)

The cut-and-paste histriography that I accuse Sword of isn't taking only selected material from earlier TN Campaign authors, but from the historical records...the Official Records, and memoirs ...   Mon Nov 10th, 2008 12:22 am

Civil War Books > Wiley Sword's "Courage Under Fire" (25 replies - 11404 views)

Geez. I don't know what to tell you to do with Sword's book.  If you take what he says about Hood with a grain (or ...   Sun Nov 9th, 2008 08:42 pm

Civil War Books > Wiley Sword's "Courage Under Fire" (25 replies - 11404 views)

Dittos to Grumpy Geezer.  Read Eric Jacobson's book if you want to know about Spring Hill and Franklin.  Jacobson cuts through the rumor and myth, ...   Sun Nov 9th, 2008 04:53 pm

Civil War Books > Wiley Sword's "Courage Under Fire" (25 replies - 11404 views)

Guys: Thanks for your interest, curiosity, or whatever motivated you to read the Swordexposed essay. My username is my real name, Sam Hood, and I am a ...   Sun Nov 9th, 2008 04:50 pm

Civil War Books > Wiley Sword's "Courage Under Fire" (25 replies - 11404 views)

Wiley Sword is at it again.  In his latest book "Courage Under Fire: Profiles in Bravery from the Battlefields of the Civil War" he includes ...   Sun Nov 9th, 2008 06:02 am

The Battle of Franklin > Hood's Options at Franklin.... (15 replies - 10986 views)

Hood indeed praised his army's peformance at Franklin, and everyone should ask Wiley Sword and James Lee McDonough why they concealed those words of praise ...   Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 01:38 am

The Battle of Franklin > Hood's Options at Franklin.... (15 replies - 10986 views)

Ken: Another thing...regarding Hood's praise of his soldiers...yes, there wasn't necessarily anything unusual about a commander complimenting his troops when they deserved it, as the Army ...   Sun Sep 21st, 2008 05:17 pm

The Battle of Franklin > Hood's Options at Franklin.... (15 replies - 10986 views)

Ken: Hood had left most of his artillery at Columbia, along with two of three divisions of SD Lee's Corps, to make Schofield think there was ...   Sun Sep 21st, 2008 05:07 pm

The Battle of Franklin > Hood's Options at Franklin.... (15 replies - 10986 views)

Ladies and Gents: If I may jump in here... Hood was sent into Tennessee primarily to attempt to defeat Thomas's forces, liberate Nashville and move north, all ...   Sun Sep 21st, 2008 10:03 am

General Civil War Talk > Tom Cartwright Resigns From Carter House (11 replies - 5854 views)

Grumpy Geezer: Indeed sir, I told Thomas to think of all that's been done under his gallant leadership in recent years...the Eastern Flank property, the Carter ...   Sat May 24th, 2008 03:38 am

General Civil War Talk > Tom Cartwright Resigns From Carter House (11 replies - 5854 views)

Dear All: I have spoken to both Thomas and David. We can all honor Thomas by remaining steadfast supporters of the Carter House, and we can help ...   Sat May 24th, 2008 03:18 am

Other People of the Civil War > The General's reponses to their loss of a leg (25 replies - 15674 views)

With apologies for commenting on a topic that has been dormant for a few months... There is no historical evidence whatsoever that Hood used opiates.  It ...   Sun Mar 30th, 2008 04:05 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Historic Flag Maker (4 replies - 7064 views)

Thanks sir. I'll check them out. ...   Tue Mar 4th, 2008 06:20 am

Other Civil War Talk > Historic Flag Maker (4 replies - 7064 views)

Does anyone know of a reputable maker of historically accurate, high quality replica Civil War flags? Thanks,  Sam Hood  ...   Tue Mar 4th, 2008 01:32 am

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Johan: I wish Eric would have sat beside me in my high school math class and I might have made better than a C!  In all ...   Thu Feb 28th, 2008 12:13 am

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Johan: I understand your dislike for Hood, and to be honest, I'll admit there are plenty of reasons not to like him...although I would disagree only with some ...   Wed Feb 27th, 2008 02:57 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Sam; let me make something pointedly straight. I like Sword's work. He isn't the only author I've read, not by a long shot. Stop latching ...   Tue Feb 26th, 2008 02:26 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Johan: You wrote... Sam; It's been several years since I read exerpts of Hoods letters to Davis and to be honest I don't recall which book ...   Tue Feb 26th, 2008 07:46 am

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Johan: You wrote... I can agree to respectfully disagree; I just don't see that many redeeeming qualities in Hood as an Army commander and I find ...   Mon Feb 25th, 2008 06:27 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Johan: In an earlierr post you stated that Hood's first two attacks on Sherman (Peachtree Creek and Atlanta ) were Johnston's plans.  But you criticize Hood ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2008 04:48 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Johann: Lots of stuff in your last post.  I couldn't disagree more with your assertion that Davis might have wanted to undermine Johnston during Sherman's Campaign.  You must look ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2008 03:09 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Ladies and Gents: If anyone is interested in reading a detailed account of Jefferson Davis's displeasure (understatement!) with Joe Johnston, below is a longgggg link to ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2008 08:03 am

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

susansweet wrote: The more I read about Hood the more I don't like him.   The more I read about Johnston I notice he has something ...   Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 06:52 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

David White wrote: PC: JEJ wasn't a pompous ass that might be the big difference. Comparing the charge at Franklin to Pickett's charge 19,000 vs 12,500 men 4 miles ...   Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 06:18 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Another couple quotes that Mr Sword omitted from his book. Schofield explained the reasoning behind Hood's attack at Franklin, "Hood's assault at Franklin has been severely ...   Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 02:49 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Johan Steele wrote: He genuinely cared for his troops and did what he could to minimze their pain and frankly he did a good job ...   Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 02:40 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Johan Steele wrote: I'm a big fan of Sword's work. It is well mentioned here. But what has always influenced me is how the men ...   Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 02:22 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 35492 views)

Johnnie Reb: You wrote: As I recall, General William Hardee was also a possibility for the position, and unlike Hood, had RE Lee's endorsement. Did Lee ...   Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 12:18 am

The Battle of Franklin > Battle of Franklin (33 replies - 26762 views)

Steve:      It has been a very long while, but our paths have crossed before...seems your name was in my e-address book for a long time.  ...   Fri May 26th, 2006 03:28 pm

The Battle of Franklin > Battle of Franklin (33 replies - 26762 views)

Eric and Javal:     Seems I recall David Fraley once telling me that the elevation of the RR tracks in the area of the Lewisburg Pike crossing ...   Sat Apr 29th, 2006 03:04 pm


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