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    They would evacuate Franklin and continue their retreat northwards.  Hood wanted to defeat Schofield's army before Schofield reached Nashville, where an additional 25,000 fresh soldiers were entrenched.  The Battle of Franklin, fought a day's march from Nashville, was Hood's last chance to crush Schofield on roughly equal numerical terms.  After severely repulsing Hood at Franklin, Schofield continued his planned movement and linked up with his reinforcements in the capital city.  Hood continued his pursuit, precipitating the Battle of Nashville two weeks later. 

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    They would evacuate Franklin and continue their retreat northwards.  Hood wanted to defeat Schofield's army before Schofield reached Nashville, where an additional 25,000 fresh soldiers were entrenched.  The Battle of Franklin, fought a day's march from Nashville, was Hood's last chance to crush Schofield on roughly equal numerical terms.  After severely repulsing Hood at Franklin, Schofield continued his planned movement and linked up with his reinforcements in the capital city.  Hood continued his pursuit, precipitating the Battle of Nashville two weeks later. 

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