One of the nicest Battle of Franklin related firearms I’ve seen in a long time was sold at auction in 2010 by Heritage Auction. It sold for $21,510.00. The auction house provided this description. Here are some pics of the rifle.
Nashville, Tenn Dec 3rd, 1864 There is a mail going out in a few minutes and I must write a few lines to tell you of my safety. You have heard of the fight at Franklin day before yesterday and will be anxious to hear particulars. I was sent with several others of the Co. […]
These items are listed for sale in the December 8th, 2012 Heritage Auction. They belonged to Capt. William F. Kemble, Co. C, 104th Ohio Vol. Infantry. The auction description says: “…breasting the storm of deadly musketry, bursting shell and flying shot…” With his dying breaths he instructed his comrades to be certain to send his sword […]
The 104th Ohio Infantry was placed right beside the Carter cotton gin at the Battle of Franklin. The men in that area of the field saw some of the most horrific and intense fighting during the battle. One Union soldier in the 104th Ohio, who survived the battle, wrote a vivid detail of the action […]
Dec. 7th, 1864 [Nashville] Dear Bro, I wrote . . . the other day after we reached this place but I was hurried so that I couldn’t write as much as I would have liked . . . . I suppose you have heard the particulars of the Franklin fight by this time, as the […]