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The McGavock Confederate Cemetery, at the Carnton Plantation - Franklin, TN.





Battle of Franklin

Location: Franklin, TN
Dates: November 30, 1864
Union Commander:  John M. Schofield, Major General
Confederate Commander:  John Bell Hood, General

Battle Summary:
On July 22, 1864 US Major General William T. Sherman, flanked CS General John Bell Hood, from the fortifications of Atlanta, Georgia.  Each commanding general devised different strategies at this point.  Sherman determined to take the war, to the people of Georgia, with his March to the Sea.  Hood determined to take back Tennessee - specifically its enemy held capitol - Nashville.  He felt that this move would bring Sherman's army north and relieve the pressure in Georgia.    More>>>>



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