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Encyclopedia of the Battle of Franklin
by Lochlainn Seabrook
The Encyclopedia of the Battle of Franklin is the ultimate guidebook for all those interested in this truly momentous conflict. For tourists it's an imperative traveling companion; for Civil War buffs and scholars an indispensable reference; for history students an essential educational tool; and for the casual reader a fascinating chronicle of one of American history’s most significant political and military struggles.920 pages. PB. $39.95 + Shipping
With nearly 1,000 entries on subjects ranging from Confederate and Union regiments to biographies of important figures associated with the battle, the work also includes hundreds of illustrations, maps, and photos, eyewitness descriptions of the fight, a full list of the Rebel dead at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, and a complete record of both the C.S. and U.S. forces present on the Franklin battlefield November 30, 1864.
This Civil War Sesquicentennial Edition, the first and only encyclopedia ever written that is devoted solely to a single Civil War battle, also includes official battle reports, command structure charts, an entry index, genealogical information, a 1,000 book bibliography, and 19th-Century tributes to Confederate officers who perished at the Battle of Franklin.
In addition, the author generously provides material on the battles that immediately preceded it (Columbia and Spring Hill) as well as those that followed it (Nashville and Franklin III), covering nearly every war related historical site on the popular “Antebellum Trail” that today runs through Middle Tennessee. This handy detailed compendium is destined to become a classic in its field. The Foreword is by Michael Givens, Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Lochlainn Seabrook, winner of the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, is a seventh-generation Kentuckian and the author of over thirty popular adult and children’s books. Known as one of the world's leading pro-South writers, the unreconstructed Southern historian and poet has a thirty-year background in the American Civil War and Confederate studies and biography. He lives with his wife and family in historic Middle Tennessee, the heart of the Confederacy.
An attractive, unique, and popular tourist-friendly work that will appeal to both casual Civil War buffs and hardcore Civil War scholars alike, the Encyclopedia of the Battle of Franklin is the perfect addition to any retail outlet, including not only bookstores, but Civil War sites, historic houses, museum gift stores, antique shops, B&Bs, tack shops, motorcycle shops, and gun stores.