In the Lion's Mouth

Hood's Tragic Retreat from Nashville, 1864


Book Description

  • Spellbinding account of the Confederates' retreat after their crushing defeat at the Battle of Nashville in December 1864
  • The 12-day, 100-mile retreat took place during one of the worst winters on record with Union forces in hot pursuit
  • Features notable commanders such as Nathan Bedford Forrest and John Bell Hood
  • Colorfully written, with a focus on the human element in this military catastrophe

About the Author

Derek Smith is a journalist and the author of several Civil War books, including The Gallant Dead and In the Lion’s Mouth. A native of Bishopville, South Carolina, he lives in Williamsville, New York.

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