I have two great grandfathers who fought at Franklin.
Gideon George Garner Co.H, 43rd Mississippi and John Robert Whitesides Co.C, 10th Mississippi.
John Robert Whitesides was on the left of the line near Carter’s hill during the battle of Franklin. The 10th Mississippi was commanded by Lieut. Col. Sims. This unit was part of General S.E. Lee’s corps, General Edward Johnston’s division and Brigadier General Sharp’s Brigade. The unit entered the battle after dark and were sent to support General Brown’s troops. The 10th ,(part of the “high pressure brigade”) passed through the locust thicket and was able to charge over the enemies breast work where they engaged in hand to hand combat. John Robert Whitesides also took part in the battles of Nashville and Bentonville. He survived the war, returned to Itawamba County and later moved his family to southeastern Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). John died in 1902 and is buried at Brown Prairie Cemetery, Cravens, Oklahoma