Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Gen. John Bell Hood,
Born: June 29, 1831, Owingsville, KY
West Point Graduate at the age of 22
Resigned his commission in April of 1861 to join the
Confederacy as a cavalry captain
Promoted to major general in 1862 serving with distinction
at Sharpsburg and at Fredericksburg.
Hood was wounded again at the Battle of Chickamauga,
requiring the amputation of his right leg.
After the war, he moved to New Orleans
Camp Beauregard near Pineville, Louisiana,
General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, born May 28,
Graduated West Point 2nd in Class of 1838
Served with distinction as an engineer officer in the
Following a brief appointment as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy in 1861, and after Louisiana seceded, he
resigned from the United States Army and became the first brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.
Following his military career, Beauregard returned to
Louisiana, where he advocated black civil rights and Black
Suffrage, served as a railroad executive, and became
wealthy as a promoter of the Louisiana Lottery.
An equestrian monument by Alexander Doyle in New
Orleans depicted him. The monument was removed on May