Category: Military

The Last BIG battle of the U.S. Civil War?

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Shiloh. Antietam. Gettysburg. Bloody and pivotal battles. Earlier this month, we recounted some of our impressions of a scouting trip to Franklin, Tenn. We only briefly touched on the the remarkable story of the Battle of Franklin, which, arguably, was the last great battle…

Historic Franklin, Tenn.

For us, Franklin, Tennessee, was an easy reach. In even the worst traffic, it’s 3 hours from our home base and we gained an hour because of a time zone change. Accordingly, we had a leisurely morning, knowing that an early arrival would leave…

Indiana’s Role in World War II

Camp Atterbury was opened in 1942 as a training center and served as such through 1946. Late in World War II, about 15,000 prisoners of war from the European theater of combat were interned here. After serving as the separation center for more than…

Secret City History

Leslie Groves had a pretty big job already. As a colonel in the U.S. Army’s Corps of Engineers, he had overall responsibility for the construction of the Pentagon. As a highly-disciplined peacetime officer, his management skills were valued by the War Department. But they…

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park

This site is completely off the beaten path and it’s doubtful that any of our tour participants have ever been here. We intentionally took this route to stop and pay tribute to one of America’s most celebrated military heroes. You may have seen the…