Welcome! Our Family Tree
is a full-featured, free, and online genealogy collaboration website intended both for people browsing, and a tool for researchers to
maintain their trees and collaborate on their research efforts.
When browsing different websites it is inefficient for many people
to be researching some of the same ancestors, all stored in separate parallel systems, rather than everyone contributing directly
to the same system. This website hopefully encourages people to collaborate and work together on common ancestors, and eliminate
duplicates copies of each person. Down the line somewhere we're all in the same family, so why not work in the same tree?
As much as possible the website also seeks to integrate family with history, highlighting biographical details, more about the
places they lived, where and with whom they worked, and how they contributed to all who followed them.
The Battle of Decatur, Oct. 26-29, 1864, was the result of Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's effort to move his army across the Tennessee River and into central Tennessee in an attempt to reclaim Nashville. The engagement occurred as part of the larger Franklin-Nashville Campaign. The Union garrison at Decatur, commanded by U.S. Brig. Gen. Robert S. Granger, prevented Hood from crossing and forced him to move his army westward and eventually cross the river at Tuscumbia some 40 miles away. Ultimately the engagement here would delay Hood's crossing of the Tennessee River and contribute to his failure in December to retake Nashville for the Confederacy. A lack of provisions for his starving army and stiff resistance put forth by Granger's garrison, combined with the arrival of two Union gunboats, convinced Hood and his superior, Confederate Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, who had arrived on the scene the night of Oct. 27, that further action against Decatur would be foolhardy. During the engagement, the South suffered approx. 450 casualties, whereas the Union lost 155 men.