Today, November 30, is the anniversary of the 1864 battle of Franklin. When I visited the battlefield in September, I was struck by this sign outside Carnton Plantation. It serves as an invitation to all of us, as students of the Civil War, to remember the people at the heart of our studies.
My thanks to Greg Wade of the Franklin Civil War Roundtable for showing me around the battlefield. You can see our adventures on the ECW YouTube page.
To read more about the battle of Franklin, check out Lee White’s Let Us Die Like Men, part of the Emerging Civil War Series, published by Savas Beatie.