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ECW Podcast: The Battle of Franklin

Greg Wade of the Franklin Civil War Round Table talks about the final fateful campaign of John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee. Listen for free here on our website or by using Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Please be sure to subscribe on your … Continue reading

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The Battle of Franklin: Which One?

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Gregory L. Wade In modern day Franklin, Tennessee, thousands of residents from outside the state are relocating to this booming area, only a twenty-mile interstate drive south of Nashville. They are brought to … Continue reading

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The Bullard Boys – Tragedy For A Mississippi Family

A closer examination of a single family during the war can sometimes reveal much about the universal struggles and hardships of the average soldier and civilian. One family was the recipient of a letter written by one new volunteer of … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Let Us Die Like Men

Writing the story of the battle of Franklin in Let Us Die Like Men was one I really wanted to do. Franklin captured my imagination and interest very early on after a visit there with my aunt and uncle sometime … Continue reading

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Who Tended to the Dying Arthur MacArthur?

ECW welcomes guest author Charlie Knight In his last few moments of life, Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur recounted the Atlanta Campaign in front of dozens of veterans of his former regiment, the 24th Wisconsin Infantry. Just as he began to … Continue reading

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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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Question of the Week: 12/2-12/8/19

The Battle of Franklin is significant in Civil War history in several different ways. But we’re curious…what makes this battle important to you?

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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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Let Us Die Like Men Now Available

In the fall of 2013, after finishing up Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle of Chickamauga, Lee White asked about working on a second book. He had a lifelong fascination with the battle of Franklin, he told me. While … Continue reading

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