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Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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Franklin
11/30/2021 3:56:12 PM
Trevor,

Thanks for bringing the Franklin thread back, I know a lot of us really got involved in the discussion on this battle, especially Phil. Perhaps there is some new takes, or websites on it!? It is so complex, & tragic, it would be a great story for the next good CW movie, are you listening hollywood??

Regards,
MD
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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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Franklin
11/30/2021 5:34:21 PM
Thanks, Trevor.

Jacobson is quite the Evangelist for Franklin, isn't he ?

You get the impression that he thinks he was there.

Regards, Phil
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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Franklin
12/1/2021 8:53:51 PM
You gentlemen are right,

I watched several of Jacobson's videos on the Franklin battle! He does a great job, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable! How about Arthur MacArthur, General Doug's dad playing a part in the battle!? Jacobson suggested that the battle of Franklin was the last great battle of the Civil War?

Do you agree??
MD
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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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Franklin
12/2/2021 5:37:32 AM
Quote:
You gentlemen are right,

I watched several of Jacobson's videos on the Franklin battle! He does a great job, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable! How about Arthur MacArthur, General Doug's dad playing a part in the battle!? Jacobson suggested that the battle of Franklin was the last great battle of the Civil War?

Do you agree??
MD


Dave,

The last great battle of the Civil War ?

Well, there was never another like that one.....although it would be a great mistake to write off the subsequent fighting : as late as one week before Appomattox, the yankees lost several thousand men storming Lee's entrenchments at Petersburg. There was bloody and intense fighting yet to come.

Franklin was unique in several ways.

The fact that the yankees understated their total of killed at Franklin, and that the rebel burial sites allowed for such a huge number of deaths to be attributed to the fight, has to a large degree distorted the narrative.

Regards, Phil


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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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Franklin
12/2/2021 9:39:58 AM
Just found this thread. Haven't been on MHO in a while. Will look for more coverage.


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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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Franklin
12/2/2021 10:36:31 AM
Great to see you back on parade, Larry.

Civil War threads on MHO without you are like Hamlet without The Prince !

Is there a conclusion to the article you post ?

Regards, Phil

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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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Franklin
12/2/2021 5:30:42 PM
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Great to see you back on parade, Larry.

Civil War threads on MHO without you are like Hamlet without The Prince !

Is there a conclusion to the article you post ?

Regards, Phil



Possibly on another date. I will keep looking. For a battle with such huge casualties and next to destruction of AOT there should be much more coverage. It may be 1865 before the real facts are printed.

Larry.
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