I am of the same mind. The Army of Tennessee had company sized units crossing the line at designated points in the line. Brag shot a surprising number of officers who encouraged their men to desert. After Helena AK fell, officers woke up to empty camps. Entire regiments went home in the night. An AG described Hood’s men who had managed to flee across the Tennessee as nothing but an artillery marked mob. What kept the token remnant in the ranks is a mystery. Of course, Many of them had their lives wasted just for the pointless pride of Bragg & Joe Johnston as the reward for their loyalty.I've always found it fascinating that the Confederate armies didn't just melt away in 1864, and that there wasn't a coup in Richmond. A critical mass of people hung on long after hope should have been lost.