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 Posted: Tue Aug 26th, 2008 02:11 am
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I ponder why people think Hood should have waited and saved his army to fight another day. What was going to change and give him a better chance at victory in late fall of 1864. He has a panic army trapped against a river with a hole in the middle of it breastworks. In military terms it does get much better then that for an aggressive person like Hood.

Hood knows if Schofield gets aways he'll be facing an opponent twice his size. His odds for victory become less likely. He knows. He needs  more then victory but a victory that would get Grant and Sherman attention. Franklin seems to fit all of his needs. Why wait?

If Hood would have waited until after winter to renew his campaign his army would have melted away just like Lee's army did...

Off to ponder...



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