Action (Cavalry) in Franklin, TN – June 4th, 1863

JUNE 4TH, 1863

Franklin, Tenn., June 4, 1863.  U.S. Troops under Col. J. P. Baird.  The Confederates in considerable force under Gen. N. B. Forrest attacked the Union post, Col. Baird commanding, at Franklin at 3 p.m. coming from the south.  By the aid of the siege guns in the fortification Baird was able to hold them at bay until reinforcements sent from Triune came up and drove them off.  The Union loss was 3 killed and 4 wounded. The Confederates lost l5 killed or wounded, and 15 taken prisoners.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 5

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