On this Date In History, July the 17th:
General John Bell Hood
1864 CSA President Davis replaced Gen Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood. From what I read General John Hood was overly ambitious and would do anything to make himself look good and General Joe Johnston look bad in the eyes of CSA President Jefferson Davis.
After Hood took over command, from a point that would become Oakland Cemetery, he watch General Sherman take over Atlanta . Be careful what you brown-nose for.
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