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The Army of Tennessee: Elegy at Franklin (Part 2)

On November 30th, 2019 I marched off from Winstead Hill at 4pm—the same time the Army of Tennessee stepped off in 1864. Unlike other years the police changed the march-time for “safety reasons” to 2pm—I am not sure what that … Continue reading

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The Army of Tennessee: Elegy at Franklin (Part 1)

November 30th is continuously a meaningful date. That day at Franklin, Tennessee in 1864 was the swan song of the main “western” Confederate fighting force, the Army of Tennessee. In five hours the 30,000-man army suffered 7,500 casualties — attacking, … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Battle of Franklin

This year Lee White’s book on the Battle of Franklin – Let Us Die Like Men – joined the ECW series. There is also a collection of the blog posts from past years about the battle. However, on the 155th … Continue reading

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How I Got Hooked on Franklin: The Story Behind Let Us Die Like Men

My story for Franklin began when I was around ten years old. The stories my grandparents told inspired my love of history, and my dad’s fateful purchase of Bruce Catton’s American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War sparked my … Continue reading

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On the Way to Franklin

A footpath parallels the road that leads to Carnton Plantation on the Franklin Battlefield. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the battle: November 30, 1864.

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ECW on C-SPAN: Lee White and the Battle of Franklin

Just in time for the anniversary of the battle of Franklin: Lee White’s talk from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge! Lee spoke on the Army of Tennessee’s ill-fated but successful assaults at the battle of … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Lee White and the Battle of Franklin

The next-to-last segment from the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge airs this Saturday on C-SPAN3: Lee White’s talk on the battle of Franklin. The episode airs at 6:00 p.m. on C-SPAN 3. Meanwhile, Steve Davis’s talk … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: William Lee White and the Battle of Franklin

As we close in on our annual symposium, we like to highlight the speakers that we have invited to present at the event. We are excited to welcome William Lee White to this years symposium lineup. Lee is traveling in … Continue reading

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Day Five: Franklin

Part thirteen in a series The losses at Franklin are the stuff of legend: six thousand-plus Confederate casualties, plus six dead Confederate generals. John Bell Hood threw the 30-thousand men of the Army of Tennessee against Federal fortifications, winning the battle … Continue reading

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Preservation of the Franklin Battlefield

From ECW Correspondent Jason Klaiber Over the last ten years, the Civil War Trust has worked tirelessly to reclaim the once-lost Franklin battlefield in central Tennessee, where Confederates attacked Union forces on November 30, 1864. The attack ignited horrific, close-quarters … Continue reading

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