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battle in Franklin

Another riot in the South. This one occurred 150 years ago this week in Franklin, Tennessee at something like a political rally ahead of state-wide elections on August 1st. This would be the first Tennessee election in which black men … Continue reading

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A Masterly Retreat

Here’s a long letter home from 150 years ago this week that talks mostly about the Seven Days’ Battles. The 33rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s main fight was the relatively minor Battle of Garnett’s & Golding’s Farm – the … Continue reading

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