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Indiana officer remarks about fresh graves in Franklin as Federals chase Hood to Alabama in retreat

Oh what a night for any but veterans. The weather drizzled til about 3 p.m. when it set in to rain in earnest and continued to pour down till late this afternoon. The first thing I saw on waking up was a sea of mud and water all around me, and when I got up […]

Indiana officer writes about Hood’s retreat on December 18, 1864

We came about eight miles yesterday and last eve could hear cannon ahead. But now this morning the enemy is reported to be beyond Franklin where they suffered some yesterday trying to check out advance. We move about a mile across farms and get on the Franklin Pike where we find the commissary wagons and […]

13th Indiana Cavalry soldiers served at Franklin, Nashville and on Hood’s Retreat

These two men from the 13th Indiana Cavalry pose for their picture in Huntsville, Alabama in July 1864. The two soldiers are Albert D. Patrick (Co H) and John H. Daily (Co D), both privates in the 13th Indiana Cav.  The original image sold on eBay. The 13th Indiana Cav fought at Franklin and Nashville, […]

John Bell Hood’s version of the Franklin action in ‘Advance & Retreat’

From 1993 reprint book description on Amazon: When John Bell Hood entered into the services of the Confederate Army, he was 29 years old, a handsome man and courageous soldier, loyal to the ideal of Confederate Independence and eager to fight for it. He led his men bravely into the battles of Second Manassas, Gaines’s […]

Advance & Retreat, John Bell Hood

From 1993 reprint book description on Amazon: When John Bell Hood entered into the services of the Confederate Army, he was 29 years old, a handsome man and courageous soldier, loyal to the ideal of Confederate Independence and eager to fight for it. He led his men bravely into the battles of Second Manassas, Gaines’s […]

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