Hood’s 1864 Tennessee Campaign in three parts. Part 2: Sherman heads to the Sea and Hood Moves North
November 14-17, 2018
A BGES’ Americana Field University Program
With Eric Jacobson, Len Riedel and Lee White from Spring Hill, TN
Unleashed from the shackles of Atlanta, Hood has moved against the Western and Atlantic Railroad. In response Sherman has moved back across land he has already won. This seems to be counter productive-it is dancing to Hood’s band and Sherman knows it. In a bold decision he splits his forces determined to establish a new line of supply while helping Grant dispose of Lee in Virginia. He leaves George Thomas to hold Nashville and handle Hood. Later he sends John Schofield to join Thomas’ forces.
Hood has discovered that he cannot use Decatur as his base of operations-the Federal garrison there will not yield so he looks for a new supply base which he will find at Florence, Alabama. As Hood plans at Florence, Schofield places himself in Tennessee at Pulaski. This tour will study that dance. This three part series will run until 2019 and will feature Len Riedel, Lee White and Eric Jacobson. It is a superb study in detail of a misunderstood or appreciated effort. The complete itinerary is here on our main website: Hood’s 1864 Tennessee Campaign in three parts. Part 2: Sherman heads to the Sea and Hood Moves North