Harold Becker’s father served in the 128th Indiana, saw action at Franklin

[Another post in a series about the re-burial on October 10th and the connection to Harold Becker (in attendance) whose father served in the 128th Indiana and fought at Franklin 30 November 1864.]

Harold’s father, Charles Conrad Becker, was a member of the 128th Indiana Volunteer Infantry.  The 128th served alongside two other Indiana regiments on the far left Union flank at Franklin (Nov 30th, 1864): the 63rd and 120th Indiana. Those three regiments were part of Israel B. Stiles’s brigade.

Stiles’s brigade assumed the furthest position on the far left Union flank that day, buttressing up against the Nashville-Decatur Railroad.

Click on map to see an enlarge map with more scope

As you can see on the map above, the Confederate brigades of  Scott and Featherston assaulted the far left Union flank by sweeping across what is currently known as the Eastern flank. Hundreds of Rebel boys were killed on tis part of the field including hundreds from Mississippi and Alabama.

Here’s a Google Earth terrain map showing the position of the 128th at Franklin; click on the map for a larger version.

128th position Franklin by you.

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