Confederates defeated in Battle of Franklin 150 years ago this hour (Nov 30 1864)

Video: 'Civil War Journal - The Battle of Franklin & Nashville' (Nov. 30, 1864, at 19:39)

(Wednesday, November 30, 1864, 4:30 p.m. local time; the Battle of Franklin, part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign during American Civil War) — The Confederate Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounted a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions commanded by John McAllister Schofield today around Franklin, Tennessee, with Hood losing six generals and almost a third of his troops.

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