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 Posted: Sat Sep 6th, 2008 02:57 pm
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Joined: Thu Mar 13th, 2008
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"But still, I  wonder if Hood should have dogged Sherman instead of taking on the seemingly impossible even quixotic mission of fighting his way through Tennessee."


Great Point. Even after some wildly wasteful attacks around Atlanta, the A o T was still strong enough to deter Sherman's march. If he moved and Hood somehow kept his cavalry together (since Sherman's had been reduced to about 5,000 men by constant raids on Atlanta's rail lines) it would've been extremely difficult for Sherman to capitalize on Atlanta.

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