Mike Rogers wants to ask about Hood’s Tennessee Campaign in 1864:
If Hood had actually gotten into Tennessee on his original schedule or if the Spring Hill attack had worked as planned, would it have made a material difference in the outcome of the war? Might either of those scenarios have forced Sherman to abandon his Georgia/Carolina march? Or, would Grant have been forced to ease the siege on Petersburg?
Basically, had Spring Hill been a Confederate victory, there would have been no Franklin (at least as it took shape) and thus no Nashville (at least not the historical one). I doubt that it would have changed Sherman’s route through Georgia, because of the time it would take for Sherman to learn of what happened. But could Hood have posed a real threat?