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In September 1864,General John Bell Hood,led some 42,00 men of the Confederate Army of Tennessee of on what was to be the last great campaign in the Western Theater of the Civil War.
Hoods plan was to draw Federal Troops,under the command of W.T.Sherman,away from Atalanta,by attacking Sherman,s line of supply.
Hoods Army ,moved about that much on the Tennessee Campaign ,that supplies rarely got to his men,they lived of the land,not easy in winter,and took advantage of captured Union supplies. Hood,s Army ,fought a few major battles,Columbia and the bloody battle of Franklin .Although nearly achieving victories, the Confederate Army failed to land a killer blow.They chased Union forces back to Nashville,and there laid siege to the City.
Union Forces attacked Hoods lines ,on December 15 and 16 1864 ,and broke them,many Confederates were routed,this attack forced Hood to make a retreat,finally reaching Tupelo,Mississippi,in January 1865.Of the origonal 42,000,just under 18,000 were still on the muster.of this only about 5,000 were fit for duty.It was sad end for the once mighty Army of Tennessee.
Hoods men during the campaign and retreat were a sorry looking bunch,uniforms were mostly rags,many had no shoes.Some were reported as being naked apart from their hats.Although Federal Uniforms were widely worn in Hoods Army,for some the only clothes they could get,these too soon fell apart.It amazes me,how these men could fight and move about ,in a Winter Campaign,with such limited clothes and such.
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My fellow during the retreat to Tupelo,Confederate Uniform on its last legs, shoes long gone.parts of his equipment lost or thrown away.His blanket now ,pretty threadbare, serves as a make shift shawl.bits of blanket wrap up his feet on top of his leftover socks,and as a cover to keep the moisture and frost of his rifle,s lock plate











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That,s him,thanks for looking
Cheers Gordon
 

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Incredible work! The level of detail and realism in this figure is amazing. :jawdrop
 

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So well portrayed that it's painful to look at. As desperate as the plight of the men was, they were also toughened by their lives before the war, as well as the long, brutal campaigning. A kind of miserable beauty, Gordon.
 

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Damn fine work, man. Everything about it's just right.
 

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Thanks for the comments folk,s
Warden The base is a,9mm MDF square,with a small balsa lip added.The ground work is household type fillers ,mixed with white glue and paint .Spread on and shaped,onto this goes cat litter and sand to form the road with a little 10mm static grass to form the edge.All sealed in place with a water and white glue wash.Once dry all is painted.I added gloss varnish into the deep wheel ruts ,and sprinkled baking soda to the grass and high points of the road ,to give a light frozen snow look
 
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