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Trumbull’s role in the Battle of Franklin

April 8, 2013
By HARRY SCHOGER Special to the Tribune Chronicle , Tribune Chronicle |

During this week in 1863, Trumbull County troops of the 125th OVI played a limited role in the 1st Battle of Franklin, Tenn., on April 10. Confederate cavalry leader Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn made a weak reconnaissance in force from his base in Spring Hill, Tenn., against federal troops in Franklin under Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, who made an equally inept response.



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