General Hood

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
September 11, 1879, Page 3
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Orphans of Gen. Hood.

Gen. Hood and his wife have died in New Orleans, leaving ten destitute children, the oldest not twelve years old.  Gen. Hood, when dying, bequeathed his children to the soldiers of his command.  There were four or five companies from Bartow county in that command.  Gen. Hood was a brave and maimed soldier, having lost an arm and a leg in the Confederate cause.  The patriotic people of the south are contributing to the support of the poor children.  Will not his soldiers in Bartow county, and the people generally, contribute something to the aid of these “wards of the lost cause.”

All who are willing to contribute a mite to this noble benefaction will please leave it with J. J. Howard & Son, to be invested in Georgia six percent bonds.  We want to see Bartow, the finest county in Georgia, do something in this matter.  The money deposited with J. J. Howard & Son will be received with pleasure.


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