About the Authors
Rachael A. Finch is a research historian for the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area who coordinates text development for the Tennessee Civil War Trails program and provides research for numerous ongoing interpretation projects. She was recently involved in the development of Nashville Public Television’s upcoming "Desperate Days: Last Hope for the Confederacy. Finch resides in Spring Hill, Tenn, with her husband and three children.
Thomas Flagel is an assistant professor of History at Columbia State Community College in Tennessee. He also serves on the boards of the Battle of Franklin Trust, the Carter House and the Franklin Battlefield Preservation Commission. His “Sesquicentennial Stories” on WAKM Radio was nominated for the Peabody Award in 2011. He resides in Franklin, Tenn.