1865 Confederate Civil War newspaper w BATTLE of NASHVILLE-FRANKLIN Tennessee. 1865 Confederate Civil War newspaper with news coverage of the BATTLE of NASHVILLE during the NASHVILLE-FRANKLIN CAMPAIGN in Tennessee. SEE PHOTO(s) - COMPLETE. CONFEDERATE Civil War NEWSPAPER, the.(Richmond, VIRGINIA) dated Jan 11, 1865. This original 4-page Confederate Civil War newspaper contains a prominent front page headline: "THE BATTLE AT NASHVILLE" with the Confederate perspective of the. Battle of Nashville during the NASHVILLE-FRANKLIN, Tennessee campaign. This issue also contains much news from the last year of the Civil War that would end just 90 days later with Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, VA.
The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting west of the coastal states in the American Civil War. It was fought at Nashville, Tennessee, on December 15-16, 1864, between the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Lieutenant General John Bell Hood and the Union Army of the Cumberland Dept. Of the Cumberland (AoC) under Major General George H. In one of the largest victories achieved by the Union Army during the war, Thomas attacked and routed Hood's army, largely destroying it as an effective fighting force. The Franklin-Nashville campaign, also known as Hood's Tennessee campaign, was a series of battles in the Western Theater, conducted from September 18 to December 27, 1864,  in Alabama, Tennessee, and northwestern Georgia during the American Civil War.
The Confederate Army of Tennessee under Lieutenant General (LTG) John Bell Hood drove north from Atlanta, threatening Major General (MGEN) William T. Sherman's lines of communications and central Tennessee.
Thomas to deal with Hood's threat. Hood hoped to defeat the Union force under MGEN John Schofield before it could converge with Thomas's army and attempted to do so at the Battle of Spring Hill on Tuesday, November 29, but poorly coordinated Confederate attacks combined with effective U. Forces leadership allowed Schofield to escape. The following day, Hood launched a series of futile frontal assaults against Schofield's field fortifications in the Battle of Franklin, suffering heavy casualties; Schofield withdrew his force and successfully linked up with Thomas in Nashville, Tennessee.On December 15-16, Thomas's combined army attacked Hood's depleted army and routed it in the Battle of Nashville, sending it in retreat to Tupelo, Mississippi. Hood resigned his commission shortly thereafter and the Army of Tennessee ceased to exist as an effective fighting force. This Confederate Civil War newspaper is complete as a 4-page (2 sheet) issue. Most Confederate Civil War newspapers lack bold single column headlines as were common in Northern newspapers; however, the defiant prose found in Southern newspapers more than makes up for the lack of headlines!
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