Here are the most searched-for Infantry units on the blog according to the blog visitors. Not surprisingly, Confederate units are of the highest interests by my visitors.
A blog reader needs help with this:
I talked to you a year ago or so. I am still looking for graves from the 2nd Michigan Cav. Buried at Franklin . One thing I have found is a lot of Union Soldiers confirmed as buried in Franklin , many that died at the Battle of Franklin, just never made it to Stone’s River National Cemetery. An Ohio Civil War veterans group tried to find several of Battle of Franklin KIA sometime in the early 1900’s and determined that they were not interred at Stones River even though all the Union Graves in the Franklin Area were supposedly all moved there. They are listed on the Stone’s River register even though there is no grave. But then again out of 6,100 graves at Stone’s River 2,562 are unknown. It appears to me that the re-internments from Franklin to Stone’s River were careless and haphazard, compared to the more meticulous re-interments in the Northern VA and Pa area…. I say that because even those that died before the Battle of Franklin and placed in Identified graves never turned up at Stone’s River. A lot of dead just never made it, or maybe they were just put into wagons without respect to identity and moved to Unknown Graves at Stone’s River… Maybe that is unfair, because I notice that the confederate cemetery in Franklin also has about 1/3 Unknowns….
Lyle Borton <lyle.borton[at]comcast.net>
The amazing thing to me is how far-reaching the visitors are to my Battle of Franklin blog. Just since 2012 (the blog was started in 2006), there have been nearly 450,000 total views representing visitors from more than 141 countries. Here are the top fifteen visitors by country according to WordPress.
I started blogging on the Battle of Franklin in 2006. There are almost 1,000 unique posts here and we will soon see our 450,000th view! I launched the BoF Facebook site in October 2009. That group has grown to over 4,500 friends. It may be the largest single battle-focsued Facebook site in existence, at least as best I can tell.
I sincerely appreciate all the hundreds of daily visitors my blog and Facebook site receives. I do it for the pure love of the subject matter. I’ve never cared to turn these properties into a money-making model.
Here are the top posts of all time according to WordPress.
From history to mystery – 4,957 views
CSA Order of the Battle of Franklin – 3,830 views
Franklin maps – 3,624 views
“101 stuff” – 2,805 views
Triune was a thriving area of Middle Tennessee prior to the Civil War and was occupiedby Federal troops in January 1863. There was a battle on Dec 27, 1862 as Confederate brigades under General Braxton Bragg encountered Federal troops on their way to Murfreesboro for what would be the Battle of Stones River a few days later. After Confederate forces were defeated at Triune, the Federal Army occupied the area and erected fortifications. Between April and June 1863 there were several cavalry skirmishes lead by General Bedford Forrest. The local people resisted Federal occupation and manywere detained. Many of the area homes and churches were destroyed by firesduring these military actions of 1863.
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Read an original letter written by a 98th Ohio Infantry soldier, writing from Triune, June 4th, 1863.