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    Deliberate Thomas defeats Hood at Nashville

    George Thomas was under attack from every conceivable angle. Not only was John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee marching to do battle, but fellow officers in the Union army openly questioned if Thomas had what it took to defeat Hood. On Dec. 13, 1864, Thomas initiated the Union attack at Nashville. ...


    Bodies of Confederate generals brought to Carnton

    On Dec. 1, 1864, John McGavock began to collect bodies of Confederate soldiers from the Franklin, Tenn., battlefield. During the previous day, the battle of Franklin had raged for five hours and led to 9,500 killed, wounded and missing. Now, Carnton plantation was covered with dead and wounded soldiers...


    Lawsuit against Jackson County, ex-sheriff, deputies dismissed with prejudice

    GULFPORT -- A lawsuit filed by a former Pascagoula police dispatcher against ex-Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd, deputies, the county and the county's insurance carrier alleging malicious prosecution has been dismissed, according to federal court records.


    Tim Isbell: Franklin proves to be death knell for Hood's army

    Angry with his subordinates for failure to split John Schofield's Union army in late November 1864, John Bell Hood ordered repeated frontal assaults on John Schofield's fortified positions at Franklin, Tenn., on Nov. 30. Hood's reckless attack all but doomed the Confederate Army of Tennessee.