Eric, why is it every book on Franklin says, Hood showed up at 2pm and at 3pm started that main assult that last 50 mins? I guess I need to toss these Franklin book in the trash....
I had a family member in the 27th Illinois that was captured at Franklin. His father served with the 27th Illiois from the start of the war, fought at Belmont, Fort Donaldson etc. He was disabled and got out of the Army Sep 25, 1862. His oldest son, Amos Prouty Jr was captured on nov 30th, 1864. He had another brother also in the 27th Illinois and was wounded at Resaca, Ga with "a bullet in the lung" but lived a long life.
About 208 "Prouty's" served in the Union army. They represent almost every Union state except for Delaware, Maryland and new jersy. This is my mother's side of the family.
Prouty's that served for the Confederacy were in these Units:
26th Texas Cav, 9th Tx Inf, Waul's Texas Legion, 1st Ga (Ramsey's), 12th Batt'n Ga light artillery and the 63rd Ga.
Our genealogy book is very helpful but I would love to get some time off and go to the national archives to do the research. Just so many of my family fought in the civil war. This will take months to do...when things calm down over in Iraq and Afghanistan.
My Mother's father's side last name was "Pellerin".
They fought in Confederate units:
8th La, Orleans guard battery, 3rd La Cav (Harrison's), 1st La cav (chasseurs), Crescent regiment (Shiloh), 17th Sc regiment and Manigault's Sc artillery batt'n.
I have complete birthday dates, when they joined a regiment or unit, if they were wounded or killed, where they were from etc. It would take too long to list all the units they fought in on here.
You all have a good night,