One thought on “Sword Belt and Sword of John Bell Hood

  1. John Bell Hood was a cavalryman in his first military duty as a dragoon in northern California in the mid-1850s, as a member of the elite U.S. Second Cavaly in Texas in the late-50s, and his first Confederate military service on the Virginia peninsula, where, under Gen John Magruder, he organized and trained cavalry regiments. I would assume that throughout his career Hood carried the same sword he was originally issued when commissioned a Confederate officer in Montgomery AL in early 1861.

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