After the Civil War, John Bell Hood married Anna Marie Hennen, and the two had eleven children in ten years, including three sets of twins. In 1879, John, Anna Marie, and their oldest daughter Lydia all succumbed to yellow fever and died within days of one another, leaving ten orphans. The "Hood Relief Fund" was formed, made up primarily of the men who fought in Hood's Texas Brigade. This picture was created of the ten children accompanied by portraits of their mother and father, and a seat left open for Lydia. The caption at the bottom reads, "Every picture sold adds to the permanent fund for the education and maintenance of these 'Wards of the South.'"
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When General John Bell Hood took command of the Army of Tennessee on July 17, 1864, he was tasked with saving Atlanta from falling into the hands of General William T. Sherman. Hood was only 33 years old, and would be facing two of his former West Point classmates and one of his former instructors.
After the fall of Atlanta, General Hood embarked on the ill-fated Tennessee campaign, which culminated in the devastating Battles of Franklin and Nashville
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General John Bell Hood was one of the most accomplished brigade and division commanders in the Confederate army, and played a critical role in the battles of Gaines' Mill, Second Bull Run, and Antietam. He suffered an arm injury at Gettysburg and his leg had to be amputated just months later after being wounded at Chickamauga. When he was selected by Jefferson Davis to command the Army of Tennessee, he became the youngest full general the Confederate army ever had.
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Did you know that the term "mountain dew" was originally used as a code name for moonshine?? In fact, when the soft drink was developed in the Knoxville area in the 1940's, it was originally marketed as a mixer for high-proof distilled spirits. Learn more about the fascinating history of moonshine, prohibition, and Tennessee whiskey in the most recent episode of "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust"! Hosts Brad and Sarah sit down with special guest Heath Clark, owner of the @hclarkdistillery in Thompson's Station, TN. Episodes are FREE to download from all major podcast apps, and can also be accessed through our website here: boft.org/podcast
This photograph is of two men destroying a still in Rutherford County, TN during the prohibition era. Picture from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. #history #tennessee #moonshine #podcast #prohibition #whiskey #jackdaniels #mountaindew
In 1909, Tennessee became one of the first states to vote to prohibit the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages. But this does not mean that the production of alcohol ceased. In fact, during the years of prohibition, Tennessee became known for moonshine: high-proof distilled spirits produced without government authorization.
This week on "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah, along with special guest Heath Clark, owner of the H. Clark Distillery, as they discuss Tennessee's complicated history of alcohol and prohibition. Episodes are available from all major podcast apps, and from our website here, link in the description.
This picture is of a group of women from Martin College in Pulaski, TN, ca. 1910's. Photo courtesy of Tennessee State Library and Archives. #podcast #tennin20 #franklintn @hclarkdistillery #history #moonshine #tennessee
Meriwether Lewis was a rockstar explorer and aspiring public administrator, poised for a successful career in national politics. But, at only 35 years old, he met a sudden and mysterious demise in a lonely inn on the Natchez Trace in Middle Tennessee. Some experts claim it was murder, some say suicide. You can decide for yourself after listening to the newest episode of “TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust”! Episodes are available for FREE from all major podcast apps, and from our website, link in the description. This picture is of Lewis’ gravesite in Hohenwald, TN. #History #podcast #tennessee #lewisandclark #natcheztrace
Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer and politician. He was most notable for the Lewis and Clark expedition, which explored much of the Pacific Northwest and helped spread American Democracy to the westernmost portions of the United States. This week on "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah, along with special guest Derek, as they discuss the life of Meriwether Lewis. This is a special TWO PART series, and both episodes are available now!
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