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 Posted: Thu Feb 8th, 2007 03:19 pm
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David White

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His Dec. 62 Tennesse Raid probably saved Vicksburg (along with Van Dorn's) for a few months anyway.  His actions in Mississippi and Tennessee had Sherman looking over his shoulder during the Atlanta Campaign more than he should have and led to his decision to cut loose from his supplies during the March to the Sea.  If Hood had contested that movement versus galavanting into Tennessee, perhaps that might have been a fatal error on Sherman's part or led him to rely on a supply line that Forrest could have impacted.

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