Captured soldiers at Franklin escape death

Some Confederates managed to survive the bloodbath at Franklin being captured.  The two soldiers on the left prisoners of war casualties at Franklin.

L/R are Charles H. Bailey (49th TN), Edmond R. Read (49th TN), and Charles D. Shanklin (23rd TN, did not fight at Franklin).

The 49th TN had 129 effective fighting men at Franklin. 20 were killed, 36 wounded and 36 were missing (either killed or captured).  At least eight identified 49th boys rest in McGavock.  The 49th TN was part of Quarles’ Brigade.

Picture credit: Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War, McCaslin, 2007: p. 242.

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