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John Bell Hood by zulumike John Bell Hood by zulumike
The American Civil War is a favorite subject of mine. Always looking for a face that tells a story and character of the war. His eyes tell the story of one man who fought this war.

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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well  doesn't he look pretty handsome in this portrait.
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
One of the Commanders of the Ill-Fated battle of Gettysburg.  Is wounded in the right arm, it isn't amputated like Stonewall Jackson's.  He looses the use of it.
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rob122777 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I like it, but I think you missed something. by the timehe was a full general Hood had his left arm in a sling, because he lost the use of his left arm at gettysburg.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you see the ref. link I used for this portrait?

No sling in the B/W photo and maybe Hood did not want his photo taken with a sling.
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SpeakGodSpeak Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This was one of my Great Grandfather's from the 19th century. Our family has photos of him which have never been released to the public. If you want them I might be able to get some for you. My Great Grandmother's middle name was after him, "KITTY BELL" The way the family line goes on my side is as follows:

HOOD - SUGG - WILKINSON
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good piece of history that is tied to your family. He was a proud brave soldier. It would be an honor to have copy photos of General Hood.

I try to tell a story or honor my subjects in a respectul way for what they accomplished and sacrifice during their times of life. Cheers.
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I want to make a small correction here - the first day of the battle of Franklin is called the battle of SPING Hill, not Bottle Hill.
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Brave soldier - but as a commander he required a nation with the resources of the North, not the South. His plan to relieve Lee in the fall of 1864 was impossible, but worthy of the attempt. But on the way he found a mild sense of rebellion in the ranks of his junior officers, and the result at Franklin were disastrous - more generals were killed at Franklin than at any other major battle in the Civil War, and they were all Confederate. It also turned a near victory over John Schofield and the Federal troops into a defeat (sometime the first half of the battle, called the battle of Bottle Hill, is given to Hood as his victory). Then he stilll marched on to Nashville, only to have his army literally smashed into fragments by George Thomas. At the end of that battle Hood was seen crying in his tent. He probably guessed that he had failed in his hopes to save Lee at Petersburg, and so lost the war.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your feedback and good information. I find the Civil War history to be fascinating and have followed it for many years.
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I am a history major and a Civil War enthusiast too.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
History and Art its all GOOD.
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He was a man of honor.
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BlackRain1678 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Writer
Shame how the war went for him, losing an arm and a leg
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zulumike Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
624,000 Americans lost their lives on those battlefields.

Many lost to their wounds.
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
cool
i like the civil war 2 but im from the north and so is all of my family the south today is still mess up my friend was down there in Alabama and the police are racist still and he is black the police pulled him over because he was driving his uncle nice car and police thought he stole
the police officer kept calling him boy

im from chicago IL
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work. On the wrong side of the war of course... doesn't degrade from the art though.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.

The United States named a military post( Fort Hood) after him, still must be considered a hero in Texas.
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Texas is a strange place :shrug:
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