Tag Archives: Franklin

The Question of Hood and the Army of Tennessee: “Far Better” or “Far Better?”

“Punctuation acts as signposts to help your reader understand how to read your writing,” I tell my students. Many of the first-year writers I teach are still coming to grips with just how important good punctuation is—and how subtle and … 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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Binge Watch the 2016 ECW Symposium

Can’t get enough of Emerging Civil War? Well, you are in luck. C-SPAN will be airing the programs of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge this week. All episodes will air on C-SPAN 3. Check out … Continue reading

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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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The 47th Tennessee Infantry at Shiloh

Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In the American Civil War, Don Carlos Buell’s arrival at Shiloh with over 15,000 men, stands as the most famous reinforcement of the war. Its importance to the … 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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Coming Soon: Let Us Die Like Men

Lee White returns to the Emerging Civil War Series with a book about the battle that has always fascinated him most. Let Us Die Like Men: The Battle of Franklin continues the ECWS’s expansion into the Western Theater. White, whose … Continue reading

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Question of the Week—Sept. 21, 2015: Preservation

For those who’ve ever visited Franklin, it’s interesting to see that battlefield being reclaimed. (Read about those efforts here and here.) What is your favorite piece of preserved or restored battlefield?

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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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