The Battle of Franklin

The Battle of Franklin

When the Devil Had Full Possession of the Earth

by James Knight

Hardback Publication Date: 21/10/2009

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In late November 1864, the last Southern army east of the Mississippi that was still free to maneuver started out from northern Alabama on the Confederacy's last offensive. John Bell Hood and his Army of Tennessee had dreams of capturing Nashville and marching on to the Ohio River, but a small Union force under Hood's old West Point roommate stood between him and the state capital. In a desperate attempt to smash John Schofield's line at Franklin, Hood threw most of his men against the Union works, centered on the house of a family named Carter, and lost 30 percent of his attacking force in one afternoon, crippling his army and setting it up for a knockout blow at Nashville two weeks later. With firsthand accounts, letters and diary entries from the Carter House Archives, local historian James R. Knight paints a vivid picture of this gruesome conflict.
ISBN:
9781540220363
9781540220363
Category:
American Civil War
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
21-10-2009
Publisher:
History Press Library Editions
Pages:
162
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x11mm
Weight:
0.39kg
James Knight

James Knight has worked in network television, independent documentaries and is a bestselling author. He has written twelve non-fiction books, with topics including cricket, travel, mountaineering, and human-interest biographies.

He wrote The Dragon's Journey, an incredible story about Vietnamese boat person Duy Long Nguyen; The Man From Coolibah, the bestselling biography of outback legend Milton Jones; and most recently worked with Sally Faulkner on All for my Children. James lives in Sydney.

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