Portrait of John Bell Hood

On July 18, 1864, General John Bell Hood (pictured here) sent a message to Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General of the Confederate Army, acknowledging his appointment as commander of the Army of Tennessee. [Wikimedia Commons]

Message from John Bell Hood Regarding His Appointment as Commander of the Army of Tennessee

July 18, 1864

On July 18, 1864, General John Bell Hood sent a message to Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General of the Confederate Army, acknowledging his appointment as commander of the Army of Tennessee.

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ATLANTA, July 18, 1864.

General S. Cooper:
GENERAL:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of my appointment as general of the Army of Tennessee. There is now heavy skirmishing and indications of a general advance. I deem it dangerous to change the commanders of this army at this particular time, and to be to the interest of the service that no change should be made until the fate of Atlanta is decided.

Respectfully, J. B. HOOD,
General.

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  • Article Title Message from John Bell Hood Regarding His Appointment as Commander of the Army of Tennessee
  • Coverage July 18, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords John Bell Hood, Samuel Cooper, Army of Tennessee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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