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    Schofield's exposed force would narrowly escape destruction and would become a formidable foe behind the breastworks at Franklin.  On November 29, the day before the Battle of Franklin, John Bell Hood managed to divide Schofield's army and surround a portion of it at Columbia, Tennessee when Schofield attempted an evacuation of the Duck River line.  He planned a series of attacks on the Union army as it tried to escape his trap.  Unfortunately for Hood, command confusion engulfed his own army throughout the day.  The Confederate attacks were continually disrupted by misunderstood orders until Hood's subordinates finally allowed their exhausted soldiers to bed down for the night.  The remainder of John Schofield's army passed within earshot of Hood's slumbering men as the Union soldiers completed their withdrawal to the formidable defenses at Franklin. 

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    Schofield's exposed force would narrowly escape destruction and would become a formidable foe behind the breastworks at Franklin.  On November 29, the day before the Battle of Franklin, John Bell Hood managed to divide Schofield's army and surround a portion of it at Columbia, Tennessee when Schofield attempted an evacuation of the Duck River line.  He planned a series of attacks on the Union army as it tried to escape his trap.  Unfortunately for Hood, command confusion engulfed his own army throughout the day.  The Confederate attacks were continually disrupted by misunderstood orders until Hood's subordinates finally allowed their exhausted soldiers to bed down for the night.  The remainder of John Schofield's army passed within earshot of Hood's slumbering men as the Union soldiers completed their withdrawal to the formidable defenses at Franklin. 

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