Hood was a good field commander in the Army of
Northern Virginia and a loyal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee. You
might say his decline began with his arm wound at Gettysburg, a severe
wound. He recovered and was again, very severely wounded at Chickamauga,
in the leg. During recovery in Richmond, he met Buck Preston? and was
ultimately rejected by her. He and President Davis devised a scheme in
which Hood was to secretly communicate with Davis behind Johnston's back.
Hood began to devise ambitious plans to command the army. His just reward
was to actually receive that command. As they say, the rest is deplorable
history. After recovery of two severe wounds and being constantly on
laudanum, and his rejection by someone who was said to be "the most beautiful
woman in Richmond", his mental stability was effected and doubts were raised by
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 2:08
Subject: [civilwarwest] Gen Hood, what
caused his change
HI, I was wondering what changed Gen Hood.
Early in the war he seemed to be a great leader and General, So what
changed him so much?
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