well known for his tours and descriptions on the battle of Franklin, TN. He will speak
on “The Battle of Franklin” with Special Emphasis on the Missourians Who Fought
on Both Sides.
Thomas Cartwright, is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the Battle of Franklin. You’ve seen him on the History Channel, Discovery and The Learning Channel. Now he can be your personal guide as you "walk" with him over the battlefield and hear the stories of some of the bravest men in history – the soldiers of the Battle of Franklin.
Cartwright, well-known internationally for his knowledge and passion for the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin,
The Confederate assault of six infantry divisions containing eighteen brigades with 100 regiments numbering almost 20,000 men, sometimes called the "Pickett's Charge of the West", resulted in devastating losses to the men and the leadership of the Army of Tennessee—fourteen Confederate generals (six killed or mortally wounded, seven wounded, and one captured) and 55 regimental commanders were casualties. After its defeat against Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas in the subsequent Battle of Nashville, the Army of Tennessee retreated with barely half the men with which it had begun the short offensive, and was effectively destroyed as a fighting force for the remainder of the war.
Join us for a Friendly & Fun Evening of Civil War History!