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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: AoT in 1865

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  • GnrlJEJohnston@aol.com
    In a message dated 11/12/2004 4:22:21 PM Eastern Standard Time, wh_keene@yahoo.com writes: Was the AoT weak and battered after Nashville? Most certainly. Did
    Message 1 of 41 , Nov 12, 2004
      In a message dated 11/12/2004 4:22:21 PM Eastern Standard Time, wh_keene@... writes:
      Was the AoT weak and battered after Nashville?  Most certainly. 
      Did it cease to exist as a fighting force.  No, since it became the core of the force JEJ used
      in the Carolinas that spring.
      The AoT suffered 1227 casualties at Bentonville, and does list the AoT, but have yet to find an accurate account on the effective strength.  The list this brigade and that brigade, but what was the strength of those brigades.
       
      According to Bradley [Last Stand in the Carolinas - the Battle of Bentonville, p.28] on 25 February 1865, Johnston wrote Lee, "the Army of Tennessee veterans, comprising Lee's Corps (3,500), Stewart's Corps (1,200) and Cheatham's Corps (1,900) ......"    He also had 12,000 effectives commanded by Hardee and approximately 6,000 under the command of Wade Hampton in addition to the Army of Tennessee.  Johnston's total force had fewer than 25,000 men at this time. 
       
      Bradley further writes on the same page speaking of the Army of Tennessee, ' "If not in the strict sense of the word, a disorganized mob, it was no longer an army," recollected Col. Alfred Roman of Beauregard's staff.  Moreover, in early January, Gen. John Bell Hood had instituted a system of furloughs that, though well intentioned, only accelerated the disintegration of the once-grand army.'
       
      No Will, for all practical purposes, Thomas did destroy the Army of Tennessee for after Nashville, for it was no longer the fighting force, that  it was once was to be reckoned with.  It was no longer a serious threat to the Federals in the Western Theater.
       

      Best Regards
      JEJ

      "I have realized in our country that one class of
      men makes war and leaves another to fight it out."
             - William T. Sherman




    • GnrlJEJohnston@aol.com
      In a message dated 11/12/2004 4:22:21 PM Eastern Standard Time, wh_keene@yahoo.com writes: Was the AoT weak and battered after Nashville? Most certainly. Did
      Message 41 of 41 , Nov 12, 2004
        In a message dated 11/12/2004 4:22:21 PM Eastern Standard Time, wh_keene@... writes:
        Was the AoT weak and battered after Nashville?  Most certainly. 
        Did it cease to exist as a fighting force.  No, since it became the core of the force JEJ used
        in the Carolinas that spring.
        The AoT suffered 1227 casualties at Bentonville, and does list the AoT, but have yet to find an accurate account on the effective strength.  The list this brigade and that brigade, but what was the strength of those brigades.
         
        According to Bradley [Last Stand in the Carolinas - the Battle of Bentonville, p.28] on 25 February 1865, Johnston wrote Lee, "the Army of Tennessee veterans, comprising Lee's Corps (3,500), Stewart's Corps (1,200) and Cheatham's Corps (1,900) ......"    He also had 12,000 effectives commanded by Hardee and approximately 6,000 under the command of Wade Hampton in addition to the Army of Tennessee.  Johnston's total force had fewer than 25,000 men at this time. 
         
        Bradley further writes on the same page speaking of the Army of Tennessee, ' "If not in the strict sense of the word, a disorganized mob, it was no longer an army," recollected Col. Alfred Roman of Beauregard's staff.  Moreover, in early January, Gen. John Bell Hood had instituted a system of furloughs that, though well intentioned, only accelerated the disintegration of the once-grand army.'
         
        No Will, for all practical purposes, Thomas did destroy the Army of Tennessee for after Nashville, for it was no longer the fighting force, that  it was once was to be reckoned with.  It was no longer a serious threat to the Federals in the Western Theater.
         

        Best Regards
        JEJ

        "I have realized in our country that one class of
        men makes war and leaves another to fight it out."
               - William T. Sherman




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