The Franklin Civil War Roundtable will offer its 100th official education presentation on Aug. 14 featuring Gary Waddy, author of Forward My Brave Boys, his recently released history of the 11th Tennessee Infantry (CSA), published by the Mercer University Press.
This exhaustive study is considered by many to be one of the best regimental histories to be released in quite a while and has been nominated for two book awards. Waddey, a member of several Civil War historical and preservation groups, will have copies of Forward My Brave Boys at the event.
This Franklin Civil War Round Table presentation begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Fleming Center on Carnon Plantation. Carnton is located on Lewisburg Pike. The event is open to the public. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 11th Tennessee recruited men from Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys and Robertson counties in early 1861, even prior to the vote for Tennessee to leave the Union. The unit saw action early in Kentucky and were among the first to see heavy fighting at Stones River. They later served in the Chattanooga and Atlanta campaigns where they suffered heavy losses. On November 30, 1864, the 11th Tennessee was among those Confederate troops breaking the Union defenses at Franklin in hand to hand combat around the Carter House.
In celebration of the 100th presentation of the Franklin Civil War Round Table, there is a special guest lined up as well as refreshments.