Patrick Cleburne and the Battle of Franklin
Damian Shiels’ keynote address from the 2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event in Franklin is online at his blog, The Irish in the Civil War. Well worth your time, because Damian’s presentation is not simply a straightforward biographical sketch of the man, but a detailed example of how the research was done to compile his story. Exemplary.
By the way, have you picked up a copy of Damian’s book yet? Check it out.
Update, December 5: Damian says the talks from that session will be broadcast on C-Span 3 on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 6 p.m. EST.