90th Ohio chaplain writes about battles of Franklin and Nashville, Hood’s Retreat

Found on eBay 8/24/20 – https://www.ebay.com/itm/93-Letters-by-a-Chaplain-in-the-90th-Ohio-Infantry/184415581919?hash=item2af00676df:g:02kAAOSwHQVfQspr William C. Holliday, Chaplain in the 90th Ohio Infantry, Co. S Battle of Franklin detail Dec 7-8th, 1864 The 90th Ohio was next engaged during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign in late 1864. In a letter spanning 7-8 December 1864, Holliday writes to his wife about a skirmish preceding the Battle of […]

Chaplain the 90th Ohio Infantry writes of Hood’s retreat and Confederate dead after Franklin

The following letter was retrieved online on October 6, 2018 (Cowan’s Auction) William C. Holliday (1838-1921) was born in Adams County, Ohio. The Minutes of Ohio Annual Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church described him as a “local preacher” as early as 1855. Holliday enlisted on December 21, 1863, as a chaplain and was commissioned into […]

Hood scholar-author to speak at upcoming FCWRT, signing his new book on “Hood’s Lost Papers”

Stephen M. “Sam” Hood will be signing his new book, The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood, at the February 8th Franklin Civil War Roundtable in Franklin.  This is event is free to the public and begins at 3:00 PM.  Sunday, February 8th  2015 at the Franklin Police Headquarters at 900 Columbia Pike. The […]

Coming soon: The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood

To be published in August 2014, Amazon says: Scholars hail the find as “the most important discovery in Civil War scholarship in the last half century.” The invaluable cache of Confederate General John Bell Hood’s personal papers includes wartime and postwar letters from comrades, subordinates, former enemies and friends, exhaustive medical reports relating to Hood’s two […]

How do the recently discovered John Bell Hood papers compare to other recent Civil War discoveries?

Fifth in a series.  Part One | Two | Three | Four The recent announcement of the newly discovered John Bell Hood papers is one of the largest and most significant findings of primary resource material tied to a major historical figure from the American Civil War in years.  I asked several historians the same question: what are some other examples of […]