Pvt. A.A. Crews lived through Franklin, not so for several comrades

The 29th AL faced the Union left flank of Casement’s Brigade on the Federal line at Franklin. The 29th was part of Cantley’s Brigade, Walthall’s Division, on the eastern Union flank.

Here is Crew’s kepi he wore in the war, including at Franklin.

Picture credit: Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy (p. 163)

At least six of Crew’s comrades are known to be buried at McGavock Cemetery. One can only wonder how may young men from Alabama were buried after the Battle of Franklin with kepis on their head just like this one.

One thought on “Pvt. A.A. Crews lived through Franklin, not so for several comrades

  1. Great great grandson of Pvt. Malcolm McInnis Co. G, 29th, Alabama Inf. of Clio, Barbour Co., Ala. Malcolm survived this hell on earth and lived until 1917. Practiced law and raised a large family.

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