By: McDonough, James Lee; Connelly, Thomas L.
The University of Tennesee Press, Knoxville: 1987
Edition: 4th Printing
Seller ID: 2183128
Binding: Trade Paperback
Condition: Near Fine
4th printing. An exceptional copy. 1987 Trade Paperback. 217 pp. On a November afternoon in 1864, the weary Gen. John Bell Hood surveyed the army waiting to attack the Federals at Franklin, Tennessee. He gave the signal almost at dusk, and the Confederates rushed forward to utter devastation. This book describes the events and causes of the five-hour battle in gripping detail, particularly focusing on the reasons for such slaughter at a time when the outcome of the war had already been decided. The genesis of the senseless tragedy, according to McDonough and Connelly, lay in the appointment of... View More...