Battle of Franklin Trust to mark a milestone with reprinting of first full study of Civil War battle in Franklin


Battle of Franklin Trust to mark a milestone with reprinting of first full study of Civil War battle in Franklin

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The Battle of Franklin Trust has reprinted a book originally published in 1897 and is the first full-length study of the battle that occurred here on Nov. 30, 1864. 

“The Battle of Franklin: A Monograph,” written by U. S. Gen. Jacob D. Cox, is being re-released to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. The BOFT team designed a new cover and dust jacket but kept the layout of the book nearly identical to its first printing. 

“The Battle of Franklin Trust is proud to announce the reprinting of the first bona fide study of the Battle of Franklin, written by Jacob Cox, who was headquartered at the Carter House on Nov. 30, 1864,” said Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust. “The Battle of Franklin Trust has taken on something that we have never done before and we are excited to commemorate the battle with this piece of history.” 

Cox commanded the main Federal line of defense at Franklin and was stationed at the Carter House. Cox corresponded with participants in the battle for years as he researched and wrote his book. “The Battle of Franklin: A Monograph” was the only full-length study of the battle until 1983. The book was a standard for almost 80 years and Cox’s firsthand knowledge makes the text one of a kind. 

In addition to the reprinting of “The Battle of Franklin: A Monograph,” the BOFT will be offering specialized battlefield tours and hosting other events to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. 

The new edition of “The Battle of Franklin: A Monograph” is now available for $24.99 at both Carter House and Carnton and is also available for purchase online.  For more information about the 155th anniversary and the Battle of Franklin Trust, please visit www.boft.org.

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