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General John Bell Hood
November-December 1864

     General Hood took the Army of Tennesse back into Union-held Tennessee while General Sherman was carrying out his "march to the sea" towards Savannah.  The Army of Tennessee fought a series of battles at Spring Hill, Columbia, Franklin, and Nashville before retreating back into Alabama.  In the list below, a name followed by a battle in parenthesis, means that general was in command at the specified battle.


  LEE's Corps: Leut. Gen. Stephen D. Lee (wounded Dec. 17th at Franklin)

JOHNSON's Division: Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson
(captured at Nashville Dec. 16th)

Deas's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Zachariah C. Deas (wounded at
Franklin) 19th, 22d, 25th, 38th, 50th Alabama
Manigault's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Arthur M. Manigault
(Franklin; wounded at Franklin); Lt. Col.
William L. Butler (Nashville) 24th, 28th,
34th Alabama; 10th, 19th South Carolina
Sharp's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Jacob H. Sharp
7th, 9th, 10th, 41st, 44th Mississippi;
9th Battalion Mississippi Sharpshooters
Brantley's Brigade: Brig. Gen. William F. Brantley
24th, 27th, 29th, 30th, 34th Mississippi; Dismounted
Cavalry Company

STEVENSON's Division: Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson

Cummings's Brigade: Col. Elihu P. Watkins
24th, 36th, 39th, 56th Georgia
Pettus's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Edmund W. Pettus
20th, 23d, 30th, 31st, 46th Alabama

CLAYTON's Division: Maj. Gen. Henry D. Clayton

Stovall's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Marcellus A. Stovall:
40th, 41st, 42d, 43d, 52d Georgia
Gibson's Brigade: Brig. Gen. laandall L. Gibson
1st, 4th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 30th
Louisiana; 4th Lousiana Battalion; 14th Lousiana
Battalion Sharpshooters
Holtzclaw's Brigade: Brig. Gen. James Holtzclaw
18th, 32d, 36th, 38th, 58th Alabama

STEWART's Corps: Lt. Gen. Alexander P. Stewart

LORING's Division: Maj. Gen. William W. Loring

Featherston's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Featherston
1st, 3d, 22d, 31st, 33d, 40th Mississippi;
1st Mississippi Battalion
Adams's Brigade: Brig. Gen. John Adams (Franklin; killed at
Franklin); Col. Robert Lowry (Nashville)
6th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 23d, 43d Mississippi

Scott's Brigade: Brig Gen Thomas M. Scott (Franklin; wounded at
Franklin); Col. John Snodgrass (Nashville)
27th, 35th, 49th, 55th, 57th Alabama; 12th Louisiana

FRENCH's Division: Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French (Franklin; absent at
Nashville); Brig. Gen. Claudius Sears (Nashville;
wounded at Nashville Dec. 15th, captured Dec. 27th).

Ector's Brigade: Col. David Coleman
29th, 30th North Carolina, 9th Texas; 10th, 14th,
32d Texas Cavalry (dismounted)
Cockrell's Brigade: Brig. Gen. F.M. Cockrell (wounded at
Franklin), brigade detached prior to Nashville under
Col. Peter C. Flournoy
1st, 2nd, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th Missouri; 1st Missouri
Cavalry (dismounted); 3d Missouri Cavalry Battalion
Sears's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Claudius Sears(wounded at
Nashville Dec. 15th, captured Dec. 27th) Lt. Col.
Reuben H. Shotwell (Nashville) 4th, 35th, 36th, 39th,
46th Mississippi; 7th Mississippi Battalion

WALTHALL's Division: Maj. Gen. Edward C. Walthall

Quarles's Brigade: Brig. Gen. William A. Quarles (wounded at
Franklin, captured Dec. 17th); Brig. Gen. George D.
Johnson (Nashville) 1st Alabama; 42d, 46th, 48th,
49th, 53d, 55th Tennessee
Cantley's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Charles M. Shelley
17th, 26th, 29th Alabama; 37th Mississippi
Reynold's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Daniel H. Reynolds
4th, 9th, 25th Arkansas; 1st, 2d Arkansas Mounted
Rifles (dismounted)

CHEATHAM's Corps: Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham

CLEBURNE's Division: Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne (killed at Franklin);
Brig. Gen. James A. Smith (Nashville)

Lowrey's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Mark P. Lowrey (Franklin)
16th, 33d, 45th Alabama; 5th, 8th, 32d Mississippi;
3d Mississippi Battalion
Govan's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Daniel C. Govan
1st, 2d, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 19th, 24th
Granbury's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Hiram B. Granbury (killed at
Franklin); Capt. E. T. Broughton
5th Confederate; 35th Tennessee; 6th, 7th, 10th,
15th Texas; 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th Texas Cavalry
(dismounted); Nutt's Louisana Cavalry (dismounted)
Smith's Brigade: on detached duty before Nashville-
Brig. Gen. James A. Smith;
Col. Charles H. Olmstead (Nashville)
54th, 57th, 63d Georgia; 1st Georgia Volunteers

BROWN's (Cheatham's Old) Division:
Maj. Gen. John C. Brown (Franklin; wounded at Franklin)
Brig. Gen. Mark P. Lowrey (Nashville)

Gist's Brigade: Brig. Gen. States Rights Gist (killed at
Franklin); Lt. Col. Zachariah L. Watters (Nashville)
46th, 65th Georgia; 2d Battalion Georgia
Sharpshooters; 16th, 24th South Carolina
Maney's Brigade: Brig. Gen. John C. Carter(mortally wounded
at Franklin); Col. Hume R. Field (Nashville)
1st, 4th (provisional), 6th, 8th, 9th, 16th, 27th,
28th, 50th Tennessee
Strahl's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Otho F. Strahl (killed at Franklin);
Col. AndrewJ. Kellar (Nashville)
4th, 5th, 19th, 24th, 31st, 33d, 38th, 41st Tennessee
Vaughan's Brigade: Brig. Gen. George W. Gordon (captured at
Franklin); Col. William M. Watkins (Nashville)
11th, 12th, 13th, 29th, 47th, 51st, 52nd, 154th

BATE's Division: Maj. Gen. William B. Bate

Tyler's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Thomas B. Smith
(wounded and captured at Nashville)
37th Georgia; 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters;
2d, 10th, 20th, 37th Tennessee
Finley's Brigade: Col. Robert Bullock; Maj. Jacob A. Lash
1st, 3d, 4th, 6th, 7th Florida, 1st Florida Cavalry
Jackson's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Henry R. Jackson
(captured at Nashville Dec. 16th)
25th, 29th, 30th Georgia; 1st Georgia Confederate;
1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters


LEE's Corps: 1) Col. Robert F. Beckham (mortally wounded at Columbia Nov. 29th)
2) Maj. John W. Johnston
Courtney's Battalion: Capt. James P. Douglas
Dent's Alabama Battery; Douglas's Texas Battery;
Garrity's Alabama Battery
Eldridge's Battalion: Capt. Charles E. Fenner
Eufaula Alabama Battery; Fenner's Louisiana Battery;
Stanford's Miss Battery
Johnson's Battalion: Capt. John B. Rowan
Corput's Georgia Battery; Marshall's Tenn Battery;
Stephens's Light Artillery
STEWART's Corps: Lt. Col. Samuel C. Williams
Truehart's Battalion:
Lumsden's Alabama Battery; Selden's Alabama Battery
Myrick's Battalion:
Bouanchaud's Louisiana Battery; Cowan's Miss Battery,
Darden's Miss Battery
Storrs' Battalion:
Guiborps Missouri Battery; Hoskin's Miss Battery;
Kolb's Alabama Battery
CHEATHAM's Corps: Col. Melancthon Smith
Hoxton's Battalion:
Perry's Florida Battery; Phelan's Alabama Battery;
Turner's Miss Battery
Hotchkiss's Battalion:
Bledsoe's Missouri Battery; Goldtwaite's Alabama Battery;
Key's Arkansas Battery
Cobb's Battalion:
Ferguson's South Carolina Battery; Phillip's [Mabane's]
Tennessee Battery; Slocumb's Louisiana Battery


Maj. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest
CHALMER's Division: Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers
Rucker's Brigade: Col. Edmund W. Rucker
(wounded and captured at Nashville Dec. 16th)
7th Alabama Cavalry; 5th Miss Cavalry;
7th, 12th, 14th, 15th Tenn Cavalry; Forrest's
Regiment Tenn Cavalry
Biffle's Brigade: Col. Jacob B. Biffle 10th Tenn Cavalry
BUFORD's Division: Brig. Gen. Abraham Buford
(wounded at Richiand Creek Dec. 24th)
Bell's Brigade: Col. Tyree H. Bell
2d, 19th, 20th, 21st Tenn Cavalry; Nixon's Tenn
Cavalry Regiment
Crossland's Brigade: Col. Edward Crossland
3d, 7th, 8th, 12th Kentucky Mounted Infantry;
12th Kentucky Cavalry; Huey's Kentucky Battalion
JACKSON's Division: Brig. Gen. William H. Jackson
Armstrong's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Frank C. Armstrong
1st, 2d, 28th Miss Cavalry; Ballentine's Miss
Ross's Brigade: Brig. Gen. Lawrence S. Ross
5th, 6th, 9th Texas Cavalry; 1st Texas Legion
ARTILLERY: Morton's Tennesse Battery



"Embrace an Angry Wind", Wiley Sword.

The Battle of Franklin cost the Confederacy the following generals.

Killed & mortally wounded at Franklin (alphabetical order)
     Brig-Gen John Adams
     Brig-Gen John C. Carter
     Major-Gen Patrick Cleburne
     Brig-Gen States Rights Gist
     Brig-Gen Hiram B. Granbury
     Brig-Gen Otho F. Strahl

     Brig-Gen George W. Gordon

Wounded - not present at battle of Nashville
     Major-Gen John C. Brown
     Brig-Gen F.M. Cockrell
     Brig-Gen Zachariah C. Deas
     Leut-Gen Stephen D. Lee
     Brig-Gen Arthur M. Manigault
     Brig-Gen William A. Quarles
     Brig-Gen Thomas M. Scott

Gen. Stephen D. Lee

Stephen Dill Lee

   This portrait used to hang in a prominent location in the Lee Hall at Mississippi State University.  The painting depicts General Lee as the commander of artillery at the battle of Antietam.
   At one time, General Lee was the youngest Confederate Brigadier General.   General Lee commanded an infantry brigade at Vicksburg, where he was admired by the Mississippi troops.  He commanded a corps in the Army of Tennessee (listed above) and was wounded at the battle of Franklin and therefore did not participate in the battle of Nashville.
     After the war, Stephen Dill Lee became the first president of Mississippi A&M College, formed in 1878 and later changed to Mississippi State University.  A bronze bust of Lee stands in the center of the 'quadrangle' or affectionately referred to as the "Drill Field" by the ROTC cadets. 

   This portrait has been discretely removed from public display at the MSU campus and put into storage.

  The bottom of photo was edited to remove reflection of flash.

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