I am in the final stages of publishing my new book, Ohio Heroes of the Battle of Franklin, and I wanted to make sure my “reading public” was aware of my new venture. It is a unique re-telling of the circumstances leading up to and the events of the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864. That battle was a Union victory which tore the heart out of the Confederate Army of the Tennessee and eventually led to the final triumph of the Union in the Western Theater.
The book “sees” those events through the eyes and lives of three Ohioans, Generals Jacob Cox, Emerson Opdycke, and Jack Casement. These men were all “amateur soldiers,” but on this day, the professional soldiers observed while these and many other amateurs, all citizen-soldiers, “saved the day” for the Union.
The book will eventually — within a week or so — be available in ebook and paperback form via my amazon.com author’s page — https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HV4SSWK More info to come, so stay tuned!
Below is a copy of the cover, which integrates one of the oddities of this battle, the role of the Orange Osage bush. The latter is a sticky, prickly, thorn-filled growth which the Union soldiers spread in front of their lines, and which proved to be very difficult obstacle for the charging Confederates.