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Battle of Franklin (November 30, 1864), US Civil War

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  • Pvt. Wilson W. Stapp, (CSA) (1827 - d.)
    Residence 1850: Coosa, Alabama Residence 1860: Talladega, Alabama Residence 1866: Perry, Alabama Residence 1870: Lawrence, Alabama Military Service: August 3, 1861- May 12, 1865 Alpine, Tallad...
  • Pvt. John D. "J.D." Whitten, (CSA) (1836 - 1894)
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  • Col. William H.H. Tison (CSA) (1822 - 1882)
    Tison, William Henry Haywood (1822-1882) — also known as Col. W. H. H. Tison — of Carrollville, Prentiss County, Miss. Born in Jackson County, Ala., November 6, 1822. Democrat. Farmer; lawyer; postmast...
  • Bvt. Brig. Gen. Robert Charles Bradshaw, USA (1840 - 1927)
    Robert Charles Bradshaw was an American Brevet Brigadier General during the American Civil War. He commanded the 44th Missouri Infantry Regiment throughout various battles of the Franklin–Nashville cam...
  • Bvt. Brig. Gen. Thomas Ellwood Rose, (USA) (1830 - 1907)
    Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served in the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Captured at the September 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia,...

The Second Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, in Franklin, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin–Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. It was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army. Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee conducted numerous frontal assaults against fortified positions occupied by the Union forces under Maj. Gen. John Schofield and was unable to prevent Schofield from executing a planned, orderly withdrawal to Nashville.

The Confederate assault of six infantry divisions containing eighteen brigades with 100 regiments numbering almost 20,000 men, sometimes called the "Pickett's Charge of the West", resulted in devastating losses to the men and the leadership of the Army of Tennessee—fourteen Confederate generals (six killed, seven wounded, and one captured) and 55 regimental commanders were casualties. After its defeat against Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas in the subsequent Battle of Nashville, the Army of Tennessee retreated with barely half the men with which it had begun the short offensive, and was effectively destroyed as a fighting force for the remainder of the war.

The 1864 Battle of Franklin was the second military action in the vicinity; a battle in 1863 was a minor action associated with a reconnaissance in force by Confederate cavalry leader Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn on April 10.