Portrait of John Bell Hood

On July 18, 1864, General John Bell Hood (pictured here) informed Confederate President Jefferson Davis that he had assumed command of the Army of Tennessee. [Wikimedia Commons]

Message from John Bell Hood Confirming He Had Assumed Command of the Department and Army of Tennessee

July 18, 1864

On July 18, 1864, General John Bell Hood informed Confederate President Jefferson Davis that he had assumed command of the Army of Tennessee.

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ATLANTA, July 18, 1864.

General SAMUEL COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General:

I have assumed command of the Army and Department of Tennessee.

J. B. HOOD.

(Same to President Davis.)

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  • Article Title Message from John Bell Hood Confirming He Had Assumed Command of the Department and Army of Tennessee
  • Coverage July 18, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords John Bell Hood, Jefferson Davis, Army of Tennessee.
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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