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  • keeno2@aol.com
    Dec 19, 2010
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      Hood: No reports – but there is agreement that Thomas captured 4462 
      Confederates and that, when the Army of Tennessee reached Tupelo at the 
      beginning of 1865, it had about 20,000 men.
      Hood likely picked up those extra men on the way back from those he dropped off on the way north.



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Bob Huddleston <huddleston.r@...>
      To: civilwarwest <civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Fri, Dec 17, 2010 7:55 pm
      Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] yesterday in history

      
      In our discussion of the importance of George Thomas, the statement is 
      made that he is unique because he destroyed a Civil War army. Leaving 
      aside the thought that if that is the sign of greatness, then John Bell 
      Hood should be considered the greatest general of all time :>) I did 
      some checking in the various secondary sources on the two battles of 
      Franklin and Nashville. What I found, and please correct me if my 
      figures are wrong, was that the destruction of the AoT was done at 
      Franklin and that it would appear that the Rebels at Nashville were 
      hardly destroyed, not if they had twenty something thousand when Thomas 
      attacked and still had 20,000 a month or so later.
      
      At Franklin:
      
      Schofield:23,939
      
      Hood started north with about approximately 40,000 maximum, but only had 
      about 29,000 left at Franklin (there are no decent Confederate numbers)
      
      Losses at Franklin, November 30, 1864:
      
      Schofield:2326
      
      Hood:6200
      
      At Nashville, December 15-16, 1864:
      
      Thomas: 52,000-60,000 (I am startled at the disagreement over the number 
      of men Thomas had available!)
      
      Hood:22,000-25,000
      
      Casualties:
      
      Thomas: 3,061 killed, wounded and missing.
      
      Hood: No reports – but there is agreement that Thomas captured 4462 
      Confederates and that, when the Army of Tennessee reached Tupelo at the 
      beginning of 1865, it had about 20,000 men.
      
      Take care,
      
      Bob
      
      Judy and Bob Huddleston
      10643 Sperry Street
      Northglenn, CO  80234-3612
      Huddleston.r@...
      
      “There must be more historians of the Civil War than there were generals 
      fighting it, and, of the two groups, the historians are the more belligerent.” 
      David Donald, “Refighting the Civil War,” Lincoln Reconsidered (New York, 1956), 
      82.
      
      
      On 12/17/2010 3:39 PM, chris bryant wrote:
      >
      >
      > I'd say it was pretty well sealed before that;any other opinions?
      >                       Chris Bryant
      > --- On *Fri, 12/17/10, hank9174 /<clarkc@...>/* wrote:
      >
      >
      >     From: hank9174 <clarkc@...>
      >     Subject: [civilwarwest] yesterday in history
      >     To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      >     Date: Friday, December 17, 2010, 12:41 PM
      >
      >
      >     146 years ago George H. Thomas created his magnum opus, his
      >     masterpiece, his pièce de résistance: the battle of nashville.
      >
      >     If any event truly sealed the fate of the CSA it was the virtual
      >     destruction of the AoT...
      >
      >     HankC
      >
      >     p.s. I kind of miss old joseph rose ;)
      >
      >
      > 
      
      
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