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Object Name MANUSCRIPT
Catalog Number 1935.022.00001
Date ca. 1874-1879
Scope & Content Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and in the Confederate States Armies

Physical Appearance: [n. d., ca. 1874-1879] - Manuscript of "Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and in the Confederate States Armies," written by John Bell Hood. Consists of 561 pages, with proofing marks. For convenience, the cover sheet (title page), table of contents, each chapter, and appendix have been placed in separate folders - total of 20 folders. List of folders:

1) Title page/Cover sheet - 1 sheet, with author's signature.

2) Table of Contents - 2 sheets, unnumbered.

3) Chapter 1 - Pp. 1-34.

4) Chapter 2 - Pp. 35-73.

5) Chapter 3 - Pp. 74-108.

6) Chapter 4 - Pp. 109-135.

7) Chapter 5 - Pp. 136-167.

8) Chapter 6 - Pp. 168-179.

9) Chapter 7 - Pp. 180-197.

10) Chapter 8 - Pp. 198-229.

11) Chapter 9 - Pp. 230-245.

12) Chapter 10 - Pp. 246-266.

13) Chapter 11 - Pp. 267-299.

14) Chapter 12 - Pp. 300-326.

15) Chapter 13 - Pp. 327-550.

16) Chapter 14 - Pp. 351-377.

17) Chapter 15 - Pp. 378-418.

18) Chapter 16 - Pp. 419-453.

19) Chapter 17 - Pp. 454-483.5.

20) Chapter 18 - Pp. 484-491.

21) Appendix - Pp. 492-561.
The appendix contains the following reports:

1) February 15, 1865 - General John Bell Hood's Report of the Operations of the Army of Tennessee from July 18, 1864 to January 23, 1865 - pp. 492-526. Signed, "J. B. Hood" General on page 526.

2) January 30, 1864 [sic, 1865] - Columbus, Miss[issippi] - Report of the Operations of [Lieutenant General Stephen Dill] Lee's Corps from the Commencement of Offensive Operations at Palmetto, Georgia - pp. 527-543. Signed, "S. D. Lee" on pp. 542 & 543.

3) January 12, 1865 - Head Q[uarte]rs Stewart's Corps, A[rmy] of T[ennessee], near Tupelo, Miss[issippi] - Official Report of Lieut[enant] General [Alexander] Stewart of Operations under Gen[era]l [John Bell] Hood [from July 18, 1864 to September 29, 1864 - pp. 544-549. (Signed) Alec P. Stewart, Lieut[enan]t Gen[era]l.

4) September 15, 1865 - Head Quarters Georgia Militia, Macon, Georgia - Official Report of Major General G[ustavus] W[oodson] Smith Commanding Georgia Militia, at and near Atlanta - pp. 550-555. (Signed) G. W. Smith, Major General.

5) December 11, 1864 - J[ohn] B[ell] Hood at Head Quarters, Army of Tennessee, near Nashville, [Tennessee] to the Hon[orable] Ja[me]s A. Seddon, Secretary of War, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Covers operations of his command from November 21 through December 2. 1864 - pp. 556- 563. Signed, "J. B. Hood" General. Includes (6) on p. 559.

6) December 3, 1864 - J[ohn] B[ell] Hood at Head Quarters, Army of Tenn[essee], 6 miles south of Nashville, [Tennessee], to the Hon[orable] James A. Seddon, Sec[retary] of War, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Concerns Franklin, Tennessee - p. 559 only. (Signed) J. B. Hood, General.
Creator Hood, John Bell, Lt. Gen.
Archival History Hood's manuscript was formerly located in the V-4-4-2 files. Note the book was published posthumously in 1880: "Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and in the Confederate States Armies" - "for the Hood Orphan Memorial Fund / G. T. Beauregard / New Orleans, La." - Copyright 1879 by G. T. Beauregard. Printer - Press of Burk & M'Fetridge, 314 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
People Hood, John Bell