RE: [civilwarwest] hood
If I recall correctly Hood was inactive when he jumped aboard the train for Chickamauga. Of course he obviously could flaunt that inactive status at will thus no “order” to remain inactive. Not a good choice on Hood’s part.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mark Schmidt
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] hood
The reason why a Doctor did not order bed rest is easy.
There is not a Major alive that will order a General to bed. For one he would not be in the Army long and even if that General could do nothing to him. The next one would get rid of him so He could not try that with him. When you get that high in rank it is very political.
sleazyvagabond <8334148@...> wrote:
greetings. my real name is eric. i have not came to a conclusion about
hoods opiates either. but if he was clearly under the influence,why
did'nt the chief medical officer order bed rest for him? with a
written order from the surgeon,i would think he could be persuaded to
comply. otoh,i read an account of nashville from gen.thomas as i
remember,that stated gen. hood had his troops expertly placed and all
his plan lacked was "weight". i wondered if this was evidence of
delusion then.[i have not read advance and retreat,i will after i
finish safires' freedom].finally,what was the compelling reason to go
to franklin and nashville? it has been suggested he would have been
better off going towards louisville,or other points north.
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