This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

People/Characters: William B. Franklin

People/Characters by cover

1–7 of 17 ( next | show all )

Works (17)

Battle at Bull Run: A History of the First Major Campaign of the Civil War by William C. Davis
The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam by Ronald H. Bailey
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Footeas William Buel Franklin
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
Decoying the Yanks: Jackson's Valley Campaign by Champ Clark
Forward to Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign by Ronald H. Bailey
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville: The Dare Mark Campaign by Daniel E. Sutherland
Glory Road by Bruce Catton
History of the United States Capitol : a chronicle of design, construction, and politics by William C. Allen
Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen W. Sears
Mr. Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton
Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas by John J. Hennessy
Soldiers' Glory by Sir George Bell
Stonewall Jackson as Military Commander by John Selby
Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade by Bradley M. Gottfried
To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign by Stephen W. Sears

Character description

William B Franklin (1823-1903): American soldier. He was first in his class at West Point in 1843, and went into the engineers. Most of his experience was in that area prior to the Civil War. In May 1861, he was promoted from regular army captain to colonel, then brigadier, commanding a brigade at First Bull Run. Seniority made him a division commander in late 1861, then a corps commander in the Peninsular Campaign. He survived the dismissal of General McClellan, but was pushed aside by General Burnside after Fredericksburg. He only briefly saw command thereafter. He resigned from the army in 1866 and went into industry. Most scholars seem to think him highly intelligent, and competent in an organizational way, but without the spark that produces great generals.

Related people/characters

Related publisher series

Related places

Related events


DisassemblyOfReason (245), USCHS (11), waltzmn (10), DuncanHill (3), surly (1), ShaneTierney (1), gilroy (1)
About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 137,462,146 books! | Top bar: Always visible