|Ole...I agree Hood was in a very desperate situation after Atlanta. He knew he couldn't stop Sherman in battle (but he would have at least slowed him down). I'm sure Hood realized the war was all but over after Atlanta. So he hoped Sherman would follow him away from the heart of Georgia and buy additional time for the Confederacy. As you stated...his army was in bad shape heading into colder climate. But Sherman was confident Thomas could handle Hood so he didn't take the bait. I understand Hood's decision but doing it left all of Georgia wide open. Yet the south doesn't bash Hood for abandoning them to Sherman's Army.
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