Spring Hill Tennessee
American Civil War
November 29, 1864
Nathan Bedford Forrest's Escort And Staff
The CSA escort company and staff officers of Nathan Bedford Forrest were held in awe by men on both
sides of the conflict during the war and long after, and they continue to be held in esteem as figures as legendary as Forrest himself. Not merely guards or couriers, these men were an elite force who rode harder and fought more fiercely than any others
Spring Hill was the prelude to the Battle of Franklin. On the night of November 28, 1864, General John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee marched toward Spring Hill to get astride Major General John M. Schofield's Union army's life line.
Cavalry skirmishing between Brig. General James H. Wilson's Union cavalry and Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate troopers continued throughout the day as the Confederates advanced. On November 29, Hood's infantry crossed Duck River and converged on Spring Hill.
In the meantime, Major General Schofield reinforced the troops holding the crossroads at Spring Hill. In late afternoon, the Federals repulsed a piecemeal Confederate infantry attack. During the night, the rest of Schofield's command passed from Columbia through Spring Hill to Franklin. This was, perhaps, Hood's best chance to isolate and defeat the Union army.
The engagement has been described as "one of the most controversial non-fighting events of the entire war. "
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Maury County
Campaign: Franklin-Nashville Campaign (1864)
Date(s): November 29, 1864
Principal Commanders: Major General John M. Schofield [US]; General John Bell Hood [CS]
Forces Engaged: IV and XXIII Army Corps [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS]
Estimated Casualties: Unknown
Nashville: The Western Confederacy's Final Gamble
Adequately mapped and
illustrated, the read was an enjoyable one. The author was more than fair and accurate in his assessment of Hood who mismanaged, waisted and destroyed the superb Army of Tennessee, in effect throwing away the Confederacy's most viable hope
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According to some, he was partially to blame for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg;
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The Key to the Confederate
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bank of the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness marked the initial engagement in the climactic months of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
The Civil War Day By Day
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Civil War Medicine
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readers and scholars alike, this first-of-its kind encyclopedia will help all Civil War enthusiasts to better understand this amazing medical saga. Clearly organized, authoritative, and readable
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the Civil War are captured in this 1,000-piece cardboard puzzle for Civil War buffs and serious puzzle fans.
Civil War Cannon
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- Scale: 1/32nd, Wagons and Horses slightly smaller
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Monitor 21" Civil War Ship
Wood Model Fully Assembled
Dimensions 21" Long x 5" Wide x 3" High
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The model rests perfectly on a polished marble base and 4 arched dolphins
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1 White Horse Laying Down
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Packaging: Plastic Bag with Header Card
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U.S. Library of Congress.
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