Tour Stop #8 – The Eastern Flank

Battle of Franklin Tour – You Are Here – Stop #8 – The Eastern Flank Stop #7 – McGavock Confederate Cemetery |  Stop #9 – Rest Haven Cemetery Formerly a golf course, the Franklin preservation community acquired this property several years ago. It is over 100 acres and is in the process of being restored to battlefield condition.  It lies just in front […]

Local preservation groups eyes 16 more acres of Franklin battlefield land

A local preservation group – Save the Franklin Battlefield (STFB) – has it’s eyes on 16 acres of Franklin battelfield land that is available for purchase.  This is the same group that helped to arrange the purchase of the Collins Farm property in 2001. The new targeted parcels are close to the Collins Farm property. […]

List of Confederate Generals engaged at Franklin (30 Nov 1864)?

Here’s a list of Confederate Generals who were engaged at the Battle of Franklin, Nov 30, 1864. John Adams William B. Bate William F. Brantley John C. Brown Abraham Buford John C. Carter James R. Chalmers Patrick R. Cleburne Francis Marion Cockrell Zachariah Deas Winfield Scott Featherston Samuel G. French States Rights Gist George W. […]

Advance & Retreat, John Bell Hood

From 1993 reprint book description on Amazon: When John Bell Hood entered into the services of the Confederate Army, he was 29 years old, a handsome man and courageous soldier, loyal to the ideal of Confederate Independence and eager to fight for it. He led his men bravely into the battles of Second Manassas, Gaines’s […]

New York Times headlines, December 13, 1864

THE WAR IN TENNESSEE.; Reports from Nashville. The situation in Middle Tennessee–Relative Positions of the Two Armies–Further Particulars of the Franklin Fight. Special Dispatch to the New-York Times. WASHINGTON, Sunday, Dec. 11. Dispatches received by the Government from Gen. THOMAS represent the position of affairs at Nashville unchanged. Gen. THOMAS says that the recent storm […]