John Bell Hood

1831 - 1879

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John Bell Hood (June 1 or June 29, 1831 – August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Hood had a reputation for bravery and aggressiveness that sometimes bordered on recklessness. Arguably one of the best brigade and division commanders in the CSA, Hood gradually became increasingly ineffective as he was promoted to lead larger, independent commands late in the war; his career and reputation were marred by his decisive defeats leading an army in the Atlanta Campaign and the Franklin–Nashville Campaign. Hood's education at the United States Military Academy led to a career as a junior officer in both the infantry and cavalry of the antebellum U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Bell Hood has received more than 1,093,921 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). John Bell Hood is the 1,368th most popular military personnel (down from 1,141st in 2019), the 6,937th most popular biography from United States and the 107th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, John Bell Hood ranks 1,368 out of 1,466Before her are Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer, Eddie Rickenbacker, Oliver Hazard Perry, Abu Ali al-Anbari, Hyman G. Rickover, and Richard Marcinko. After her are Malik Ambar, John Sedgwick, Antonio Luna, Nathan Hale, Stanley A. McChrystal, and James Stockdale.

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Among people born in 1831, John Bell Hood ranks 81Before her are Peter Tait, George Nares, Fran Levstik, Manuel Antônio de Almeida, Frederick Townsend Ward, and Ignatius L. Donnelly. After her are Fyodor Bredikhin, Amelia Edwards, Lucy Webb Hayes, John Schofield, and Harry Atkinson. Among people deceased in 1879, John Bell Hood ranks 49Before her are Lyuben Karavelov, William Lloyd Garrison, Jean Baptiste Boisduval, Jakob Stämpfli, Emma Smith, and László Paál. After her are Juan Antonio Pezet, Epameinondas Deligeorgis, Adelardo López de Ayala y Herrera, John Adams Dix, George Caleb Bingham, and Caleb Cushing.

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Among people born in United States, John Bell Hood ranks 6,937 out of 15,968Before her are Michelle Hurst (1953), Laurel Clark (1961), Kesha (1987), John Warnock (1940), Thurston Moore (1958), and Carmelo Anthony (1984). After her are Glenne Headly (1955), Tom Kenny (1962), Wallace Reid (1891), Walter Reed (1851), Elisha Cook Jr. (1903), and Charisma Carpenter (1970).


Among military personnels born in United States, John Bell Hood ranks 107Before her are Moe Berg (1902), Frederick Townsend Ward (1831), Richard S. Ewell (1817), Eddie Rickenbacker (1890), Oliver Hazard Perry (1785), and Richard Marcinko (1940). After her are John Sedgwick (1813), Nathan Hale (1755), Stanley A. McChrystal (1954), James Stockdale (1923), Frank Buckles (1901), and Christy Mathewson (1880).