Army Civil War

Civil War Battle of Franklin: Terribly Torn at Every Step

The Battle of Franklin, fought on November 30, 1864, has been considered by many to be one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. In the course of 5 short hours, the Confederate Army of Tennessee thrust itself against a strongly entrenched Federal force under the command of John Schofield. Despite their great offensive élan and superior numbers, the Confederate forces outside of the Union main works at Franklin suffered enormous casualties.