My source for the following is Glenda McWhirter Todd's book, "First Alabama Cavalry USA: Homage to Patriotism," Heritage Books, Inc. 1999.
There are eight Hoods listed as serving in the First Alabama Cav. USA.Their first names are David, David, (two records for possibly the same person) Dennard, John, John, John W., Richard, and William.
Here are the records in question:
Hood, John, Pvt. Co. A enrolled 10/1/62, Corinth, MS, mustered in 10/14/62,Corinth, MS, deserted 12/31/62.(NOTE: Dennard, age 44, b. Jefferson County, AL. also deserted the same day. father-son?)
Hoog, John, Corp., CO. B enrolled 1/5/63, Glendale, MS. appt. Corp. 1/22/63 died. 2/24/63 in hosptial at Corinth, MS of measles.
Hood, John W. (or M) Pvt. Co. D, age 18 enrolled 5/1/64, Decatur, AL, mustered in 6/16/64, Decatur, AL, born Pontotoc, MS, farmer, sick in hospital at Chattanooga, TN 10/7/64, mustered out 10/20/65, Huntsville, AL.
William W. Hood, Pvt., Co. B, age 26, enrolled 1/5/63, Glendale MS, mustered in 1/22/63, Corinth, MS, born Jefferson CO., AL, farmer, deserted 4/18/63 from Glendale, MS.
(NOTE: Glendale was the small town east of Corinth where the First Ala. Cav. was camped for much of 1863.)
SO now what do you think?