Tag Archives: Battle of Franklin

A Conversation with Dave Roth (part five)

(The final part of a five-part series) “I have a couple more favorite issues I can share if you’d like,” Dave Roth said when I wrapped up yesterday’s segment of my interview with the editor and publisher of Blue & … 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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Announcing Our Symposium Schedule of Events

We are proud to announce the schedule of events for our Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. We have an outstanding line up of speakers, and don’t miss Sunday’s walking tour of the Second Fredericksburg battlefield with … 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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What Did They Know?

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Dwight Hughes When considering historical events, it is too easy to wonder, given what happened, why in the world our ancestors did what they did. But we must remember that they … Continue reading

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The Strategic Impact of the Battle of Nashville

When Maj. Gen. George Thomas’ Union forces drove the Army of Tennessee from their position south of Nashville on December 16, 1864, it signaled an end to John Bell Hood’s invasion of Tennessee. Hood’s army in shambles, any hopes of … Continue reading

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James Wilson and the Battle of Nashville, Part I

The weather was gradually changing, perhaps for the better. For several days, the Union troopers had been pelted with snow and sleet. It had been so harsh that only the woodcutters had been out in the precipitation. With a thaw … Continue reading

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Franklin 150th: Artillery Hell

One of the things often remembered about Gen. John Bell Hood’s attack is that it was made without artillery support. Like many of the aspects of Franklin, this isn’t entirely true. In fact, there were a few batteries present, one … Continue reading

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Franklin 150th: “I never saw the dead lay near so thick.”

It was a near-run thing—John M. Schofield’s Federals steadily marching down the Columbia Pike towards Franklin through the night of Nov. 29 while sitting close to their camp fires were the Confederates of John B. Hood. The two former West … Continue reading

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Franklin 150th: To Die Like Men

It had all led to this: Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, known as the “Stonewall of the West,” galloped up to his brigade commanders assembled on top of Breezy Hill, just south of the little town of Franklin, Tennessee. “He … Continue reading

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