3 thoughts on “Hood’s frontal assault at Franklin in it’s historical context?

  1. Gen Hood was my GGG-grandfather, while he wasnt a great Army Commander, he was better at being a Corps Commander. i think loosing the arm at Gettysburg, and leg at Chickamagua, messed him up. he shouldve never ordered the “Pickett’s Charge of the West” on Nov. 30,1864.

  2. Hood was one of several who still believed that a direct frontal assault was the way to win. Thanks to the advancements in weaponry and trench fortifications this manuever had gone the way of the spear and slingshot. The sad thing about it is that it would take another blood-letting contest (world war one) before most military minds finally realized this!

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