Tag Archives: Battle of Franklin

Remembering Abraham Lincoln

Today is the 203d birthday of our 16th U.S. president – Abraham Lincoln. I have been fascinated with Lincoln for as long as I can remember and have read extensively about his life, presidency and death. This past week I … Continue reading

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148th Anniversary of the conclusion of fighting at Gettysburg

Today is the 148th anniversary of the third day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. This battle was destined to become the epic battle in a war of epic battles: Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Stones River, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold … Continue reading

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Central Tennessee Civil War Era Graves – a photo essay

Recently, I visited the Volunteer State – Tennessee. I had business in the Nashville area, but I took an extra day of vacation to visit Franklin and Spring Hill. I recently provided short photo essays on both of these battlefields … Continue reading

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Battle of Franklin – a short photo essay

My regular readers know that the Battle of Franklin is one of my favorites to study. Over the years the battle has begun to resonate with other Civil War students and its popularity has grown. The History Channel’s Civil War … Continue reading

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Spring Hill Battlefield – A Short Photo Essay

On November 29, 1864, CSA Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee attempted to block US Major General John M. Schofield’s retreat route to Nashville. His goal was to place his army across the Franklin-Columbia Turnpike at Spring Hill, … Continue reading

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Battle of Franklin – 146th Anniversary

Today is the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. After the fall of Atlanta, on September 2, 1864, CSA Lieutenant General John Bell Hood pushed his Army of Tennessee northwest into Alabama. His plans were to push into southern … Continue reading

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Joseph E. Johnston Surrenders to William T. Sherman

On April 26, 1865 CSA General Joseph E. Johnston officially surrendered his Confederate Army of Tennessee to US Major General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina.  This official surrender followed an armistice that was signed by Johnston on April … Continue reading

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Civil War Preservation Trust’s Franklin Campaign

As many of you know, I have more than a passing interest in the Battle of Franklin.  I have visited the battlefield many times, and have always been in awe of the sacrifice made there by the soldiers on both … Continue reading

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Thomas Y. Cartwright Interview at the Famous Lotz House

I recently had the opportunity to meet with Thomas Y. Cartwright, expert historian on the Battle of Franklin, at the Lotz House.  This interview compliments my three part series on CSA General John Bell Hood’s 1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign (click HERE … Continue reading

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The Battle of Franklin – John Bell Hood’s 1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign

This is part two of a three part series on John Bell Hood’s Franklin-Nashville Campaign.  Part one can be accessed by clicking HERE. Click HERE for animated maps of the Affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin – … Continue reading

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