Rippavilla Plantation, the location of the breakfast meeting with General John Bell Hood and General Nathan Bedford Forrest en route to the Battle of Franklin, 30 November 1864.


Bill Potter explains how the failure of the Atlanta campaign led to the Battle of Franklin and Nashville in 1864. Additionally, he discussed aspects of General Hood’s character, which -as in all men- was replete with strengths and weaknesses.


Sam Turley at Winstead Hill overlooking the almost 2 miles of open field that the Confederates must cross to reach the town while under constant fire. The terrain of this lesser known battle was a far worse prospect than that of the legendary Pickett’s charge.


Sam Turley brings us insight into the lives of those most noble generals, six in all, that fell on the field of battle at Franklin, Tennessee.


Six confederate generals were mortally wounded at Franklin, more than at any other battle in the War.


Landmark Events and friends at Winstead Hill for the Civil War in the West: Franklin/Nashville Tour.


Providential history at its best with Bill Potter at Winstead Hill near the monuments to Generals Hiram Granbury, Otho Strahl, John Adams, States Rights Gist, John C. Carter and Patrick Cleburne, all noble men with compelling stories of their own.


The Carter family homestead. The family smokehouse and farm office buildings are the most bullet-ridden.


General Potter mustering his troops on the field near Carnton Plantation.


New recruits arriving prior to the charge at the Battle of Franklin.


Cleburne’s Division charges the invaders.


Reflections in the aftermath of battle.


Murphreesboro Battlefield — History lovers come in all sizes!


Ft. Negley sits high above the city of Nashville with a perfect 360 degree view.


Ft. Negley in what is downtown Nashville was the largest inland fort built in the United States during the Civil War.


Ft. Negley in what is downtown Nashville was the largest inland fort built in the United States during the Civil War.


Mr. Bill Potter, scholar, historian and illuminator of children’s heroes.


The Tennessee Capitol building in Nashville was our last stop on the Civil War in the West: Nashville/Franklin Tour 2015. The building was completed in 1859, shortly before the onset of the Civil War.


Warm hospitality and more history lessons from Providence than you can find anywhere — Kevin Turley and Bill Potter.


Historian Bill Potter reads eyewitness accounts of the battle of Mufreesburo.