"Already when en route to South Carolina, he [Gen. Hood] had passed through Augusta and probably met with a distant relative, Gustavus Woodson Smith, the crusty old army engineer who was Hood's good friend. Hood apparently poured out his bitterness to Smith, who then may have published the long, rambling article that appeared in the Augusta, Georgia, Daily Constitutionalist on February 5, 1865."Now that's history made interesting!
Wiley Sword - an interesting historian
John Bell Hood. The author is quoting from Sword's book The Confederacy's Last Hurrah and has added the emphasis: