Bruce Guthrie Photos Home Page: [Click here] to go to Bruce Guthrie Photos home page.
Recognize anyone? If you recognize specific people (or other things) in the pictures which I haven't labeled, please identify them for the world. Or fill in any other descriptions you can. Click the little pencil icon underneath the file name (just above the picture). Spammers need not apply.
Slide Show: Want to see the pictures as a slide show?
Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
Limiting Text: You can turn off all of this text by clicking this link:
Multi Column: Number of columns of thumbnails to appear per page (normally defaults to 3):
Description of Subject Matter: Winstead Hill was used by John Bell Hood to watch the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. The battle was a horrible defeat for the Confederates and is one of the battles mentioned in the movie "Gone with the Wind." The hill is now a local park which features a relief of the battle as well as commemorative markers to the Confederate generals who died in the battle. The markers include the following quotes:
Maj Gen Patrick R Cleburne: "Well, Govan, if we are to die, let us die like men"
Brig Gen Hiram B Granbury: a moment before he fell, he urged his Texans on -- "Forward men, forward! Never let it be said that Texans lag in a fight!"
States Rights Gist
John C Carter
Otho F. Strahl
Hood and Schofield, November 30, 1864:
Schofield, slipping his army past Hood's at Spring Hill, entrenched in the southern edge of Franklin, 2 mile north. Here Hood attacked him frontally about 4pm, sustaining heavy losses. Schofield withdrew to Nashville. Hood followed. Hood's command post during the battle was on the slope 50 yards west.
Bigger photos? To save space on the server and because the modern camera images are so large, photos larger than 640x480 have not been loaded on this page. If you need the bigger sizes of selected photos, email me and I can email them back to you or I can re-load this page temporarily with the bigger versions restored.
2000 photos: Image quality isn't going to be very good because these are scans of prints. In 2000, I was using a Pentax ME Super SLR camera. This was way before I went digital so the images you see on this site were manually scanned from the original prints, some 4x6 and some 5x7. The scaffolding that was being used on the Washington Momnument came down in March so you'll see it disappear this year. In 2000, I took three weeks and drove across country in my new Saturn station wagon -- taking the northern route through Montana and other places, arriving in San Francisco (a place I'd always wanted to visit), and then returning via a southern route. The cross-country drive meant that I took pictures in a 20 different states (an annual record for me) as well as one foreign country.