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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...
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.
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.
In November 1864, John Bell Hood was in Tennessee hoping to gain a victory that would revive the Confederate war effort that seemed to be on life support. At Spring Hill, Tenn., Hood lost his chance for a momentum-swinging victory for the Confederacy.