Another thing...regarding Hood's praise of his soldiers...yes, there wasn't necessarily anything unusual about a commander complimenting his troops when they deserved it, as the Army of Tennessee certainly did at Franklin. I gave Hood's quotes only in response to the earlier post where Hood was accused of calling his troops cowards and blaming them for the defeat at Franklin. The assertion, promoted primarily by Wiley Sword twisting and misrepresenting Hood's words, is ludicrous, and Hood's other words...words of praise and admiration...should be revealed to readers. Wiley Sword is a master deceiver, and his primary tool is to reveal only selected records to his readers, while censoring any historical character whose testimonies don't support Sword's biased premises.
Last edited on Sun Sep 21st, 2008 05:17 pm by samhood