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John Bell Hood unlucky general

When the colors of the twenty-ninth Alabama were planted on the enemy‚Äôs fortified line, the Confederates were huddled in the ditch like sheep in a shambles. They had not been there long before men were being killed and wounded in more rapid succession than the writer saw before or since. They were crowded together as closely as it was possible and were practically helpless. To go over the works was certain death, or wounds or capture. To run to the rear, aside from the shame of it, was almost of equal hazard. To remain was to accept the most fearful odds imaginable…death was holding high carnival. Continue reading

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