Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Confederate strategy / AoT post-Atlanta
- There seems to be a thread of discussion which revolves around Confederate strategy after Sherman basically decided to take the war elsewhere and "marched to the sea." Hood's response was to make him pay by retaking Tennessee, only to find that he was overmatched there as well. Would the Confederacy have been better served by a strategy of following and harassing Sherman with the AoT, regardless of who was commanding?On Thu, 8 Feb 2001 18:17:48 EST LWhite64@... writes:The AOT for all practical purposes was destroyed in the Tennessee Campaign,
the Battle of Nashville was the final hit that broke it. At Nashville,
Cleburne's old Divison broke, and that should say a lot, this was a unit that
had always held firm, even in the disasterous aftermath of Missionary Ridge,
it held, yet at Nashville in crumbled without hardly a shot being fired.
What Surrendered in North Carolina was a New Army of Tennessee, AP Stewart
commanded the 20,000 or so that remained of the old army as a Corps of the
new one. Also, the AOT, at least under Bragg and Hood was aggresive, they
attacked at Murfreesboro, they attacked at Chickamauga, and then we have
Hood's series of attacks around Atlanta for example.