Tag Archives: Franklin

Western Swing: Day 07

The American Battlefield Trust has finished posting the videos from our trip to the western battlefields, and we’re pleased to be sharing them here with you. Kris White, Garry Adelman, and I began the day with Eric Jacobson at Carnton … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 06

The American Battlefield Trust took a day off yesterday posting videos from our trip. (I think they’re trying to time things out so that our videos from Nashville show up on the anniversary of the last day of the battle!) … Continue reading

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Western Swing: Day 05

For day five of our video swing of western battlefields with the American Battlefield Trust, we skipped ahead to 1864. This was an exciting opportunity for me to do some interpretation on some battlefields I’d never had the chance to … 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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Echoes of the Lost Cause: Autumn of the Lost Cause

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog The last month has been one of dislocation for those of us devoted to studying the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Nathan Bedford Forrest was literally relocated, or at … Continue reading

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Conduct Unbecoming an Officer: John B. Hood’s Efforts to Cover Up the Bad News From his Tennessee Campaign

EDITOR’S NOTE: ECWer Stephen Davis has had published the second volume of his study of Confederate General John B. Hood’s generalship in 1864. This piece is from his second volume, released this past autumn by Mercer University Press. After the … Continue reading

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Remembering Franklin 2020

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 … Continue reading

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Exploring the Franklin Battlefield

I had the good fortune back in September to visit the Franklin Civil War Roundtable in Tennessee. (As I mentioned in an earlier post, they tossed a great question my way during the Q&A that gave me something fun to … 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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Preservation Opportunity in the Western Theater

Our friends at the Civil War Trust sent along this announcement and opportunity to preserve more battlefield ground in the Western Theater. Continue reading for more information about this opportunity and how you can get involved.

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