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|Lay aside for a second the aspect of serious injury in the case of Hood and Ewell. How about the promotion from division to corp (and for Hood eventually army) command. Wouldn't this be just as reasonable an explanation for the change as injury? Perhaps both reasons working in tandem to fundamentally change both Generals demeanors? Hood and Ewell were both superb division commanders, no one would ever debate that. The increase in repsonsibility entailed in such a promotion may have been simply beyond both mens abilities.