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 Franklin, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The City of Franklin was founded October 26, 1799 and was named after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, a member of the Continental Congress for whom Williamson County was named.
The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, costing more than 8,000 casualties and turning every home and building in town into a hospital.
Today, Franklin is one of the wealthiest cities in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.
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 Battle of Franklin II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Franklin II Battle of Franklin, by Kurz and Allison, 1891.
The Second Battle of Franklin (more popularly known as The Battle of Franklin) was fought at Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War.
Typically, a Civil War battle is deemed a victory for the army that forces its opponent to withdraw, but Hood's "victory" came at a frightful cost.
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 Battle of Nashville -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle in the (Click link for more info and facts about Franklin-Nashville Campaign) Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting in the Western Theater of the (Civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865) American Civil War.
A semicircular line surrounded Nashville from the west to the east, dipping a mile to the south; the remainder of the circle, to the north, was the (A river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky) Cumberland River.
Despite the severe beating it suffered at Franklin, by its mere presence and ability to maneuver, the Army of Tennessee presented a threat.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/battle_of_nashville.htm   (1454 words)

 Battle of Franklin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Franklin is located on the south side and in a big bend of the Harpeth river.
While this infantry battle was going on the south side of the river the cavalry was not idle.
The Union losses in the battle of Franklin were 189 killed, 1,033 wounded and 1,104 missing.
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 TN Historical Commission - A Path Divided   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A National Historic Landmark, this home was at the center of the ferocious Battle of Franklin, during which it was used as a Federal command post.
The Battle of Nashville was one of the final large-scale engagements of the Civil War.
Battle of Nashville bullets scar the massive front porch columns of Belle Meade, which served as Confederate General James R. Chalmers’s headquarters during the battle.
www.state.tn.us /environment/hist/PathDivided/hoods_sites.php   (1118 words)

 The 1864 Nashville Campaign: Battle of Franklin, Tennessee
On the southern perimeter of the town existed parapets from the Union's previous occupation of Franklin in early 1863.
But the din of battle was too loud, the Opdycke was soon caught up in the onrush of forward movement.
As darkness fell over the battlefield at Franklin, sporadic fire along the lines could be heard amidst the groans of the wounded and dying.
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 Ellison Capers report Battle of Franklin
The losses sustained by the regiment at Franklin together with death of General Gist and the wounding of the adjutant general of the brigade, Maj. B.
The enemy was entrenched in a semicircle in front of Franklin, with his flank refused and resting on the Harpeth River in his rear; there was a short line of troops, apparently a division, about 500 yards in front of the main force.
At the close of battle Captain Gillis, of the Forty-sixty Georgia was the senior officer of the brigade, of the general’s staff Captain H.D. Garden alone remained.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Five Tragic Hours: The Battle of Franklin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Franklin has never had the coverage it deserved - it was the battle that finished the South in the West, a battle fought by a stupid commander who, having decimated his army at Atlanta, refused to accept responsibility for his actions.
One Southern officer charged into battle over ground that was part of the family farm - he died from wounds in his father's house.
Franklin was an unnecessary battle - the way was there to outflank Schofield's army.
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 History & Genealogy - Bibliography - Williamson County
Banks, Robert W. The Battle of Franklin, the bloodiest engagement of the war between the states.
Shellenberger, John K. The Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864, a statement of the erroneous claims made by General Schofield and an exposition of the blunder which opened the battle.
Young, Joan H. The tragedy of Franklin, TN, Nov. 30, 1864: a brief history of events leading to the Battle of Franklin; the battle and records of the McGavock Confederate Cemetery.
www.state.tn.us /tsla/history/bibliographies/bibwilliamson.htm   (1364 words)

 Summary of A Sketch of the Battle of Franklin, Tenn.; with Reminiscences of Camp Douglas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Summary of A Sketch of the Battle of Franklin, Tenn.; with Reminiscences of Camp Douglas
He was taken prisoner twice; first after the fall of Nashville in 1862, and second after the Battle of Franklin in 1864, when he was incarcerated as a prisoner of war at Camp Douglas, Illinois until the end of the war.
Copley's memoir, A Sketch of the Battle of Franklin, Tenn.: With Reminiscences of Camp Douglas (1893), is a history of his activities during the Civil War.
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 City of Franklin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the years prior to the Civil War, Williamson County was one of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee and Franklin the center of plantation economy.
The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, and was one of the war's bloodiest battles, costing more than 8,000 casualties and turning every home and building in town into a hospital.
The Franklin Humanitarian Task Force was formed to coordinate efforts in Franklin and Williamson County to better serve the needs of the evacuees who are currently living in Franklin.
www.franklin-gov.com   (666 words)

 CW Preservation - Franklin
FRANKLIN - A new county library site at Battle Ground Academy might not be as set in stone as some county officials would like to think.
The school is moving to a new campus and Franklin mayor Jerry Sharber has been pushing a plan to put a new library, arts and theater complex on the site.
FRANKLIN - A last-ditch effort by a group of county commissioners to ''offer some options'' to the school board on a site for the new southern elementary school has failed.
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 Civil War History in Nashville & Middle Tennessee
Battle of Franklin [Nov. 30, 1864] From the Carter House: ["(Franklin) is the flest page in the history of the War of the Lost Cause.
Called "The Gettysburg of the West," Franklin was one of the few night battles in the Civil War.
Battle of Nashville [Dec. 15-16, 1864] From the CWSAC Battle Summary of Nashville: "In a last desperate attempt to force Maj. Gen.
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 Release April 28, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Franklin Battlefield was named one of the “10 most endangered” Civil War battlefields in the nation by the Civil War Preservation Trust, America’s largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields.
Franklin has been very active in trying to preserve the battlefield, including a pledge of $2.5 million by the City of Franklin to preserve a piece of the battlefield near Carnton Plantation.
It is appropriate that the Franklin Battlefield be preserved as a reminder of our country's struggle to truly adhere to the Declaration of Independence which states all men are created equal.
www.house.gov /lincolndavis/releaseapril282005.htm   (445 words)

 ipedia.com: Battle of Franklin Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Franklin was an engagement of the American Civil War fought at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864.
The Union Army arrived in Franklin at 1:00 A.M. Jacob Cox, commander of the 23rd Corp of Ohio, immediately began preparing a defensive position around breastworks constructed in 1863.
There were more men killed in the Confederate Army of Tennessee in a few hours at the Battle of Franklin than in two days at the Battle of Shiloh.
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 Latest news on Civil War battle site preservation
The Battle of Franklin, fought on November 30, 1864, was one of the most agonizing defeats suffered by the South during the Civil War.
Current Status: After years of neglect, the Franklin Battlefield is becoming a hotbed of preservation activism, with both local government officials and the nonprofit community involved.
"Franklin's Charge," a coalition of nonprofit groups that includes CWPT, is working to raise the remaining $2.5 million needed to acquire the site.
www.civilwar.org /news/topten2005/franklin2005.htm   (208 words)

 Save The Franklin Battlefield
For the size of the forces engaged and the short durtion of the fighting, this battle at Franklin ranks among the great blood baths of the Civil War, or of any of the American wars for that matter.
Three added bonus segments include battle vistas of all three reenactment days including candid crowd shots on the midway, a short update on preservation activities at Franklin, and a narration by our own Thomas Cartwright who is Director at the Carter House and a frequent guest historian on the History Channel.
Franklin was essentially a battle that saved, and as such must be classified as second only to Gettysburg in importance during the entire war.
www.franklin-stfb.org   (1370 words)

 Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel, Franklin Tennessee (TN) hotels, Nashville Hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Caught in the midst of the bloody Battle of Franklin during the Civil War, it has been painstakingly restored to commemorate the 1864 battle.
Exhibits depicting the lifestyle of the period and the battle are on display in the visitors' center and museum behind the Carter House.
The plantation house served as a hospital for the Confederate wounded after the Battle of Franklin in 1864.
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More than 1,400 Southern soldiers killed in the battle of Franklin are buried in McGavock Cemetery on the grounds of Carnton Plantation.
The Carter House was in the middle of Union lines during the Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Capt.
The backyard of the Carter House, where four Union guns were placed, adding to the carnage of the Battle of Franklin, Tenn., five of the bloodiest hours of the war.
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 John M. Copley. A Sketch of the Battle of Franklin, Tenn. ...
A Sketch of the Battle of Franklin, Tenn....
The smoke of battle belched forth from the hideous open mouth of this typical volcanic eruption cast a deep shade of gloom over that bright and lovely November eve, darkening the ether from earth to heaven, until a gentle breeze would lift and fan it away.
While this fearful battle was raging, a Federal officer on his horse, at the head of a line of infantry, came dashing up to the works in our front, and one of our soldiers in the ditch about ten feet on my left, raised his gun and fired, shooting him off his horse.
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 The Battle Of Fort Pillow
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The Forgotten Battle of Fort Pillow & The Birth of the Ku Klux Klan On April 12, 1864, General Nathan Bedford Forrest led a Confederate attack on Union forces at Fort Pillow in Tennessee.
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 Group Buys Battle Land At Franklin, Tenn.
After the battle, the house and the grounds around it were used as a hospital for hundreds of casualties.
Save The Franklin Battlefield plans to interpret the Collins‚ Farm site with signage and to open the grounds to the public.
Save The Franklin Battlefield Inc. is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to saving a portion of the Franklin Battlefield as a battlefield park.
www.civilwarnews.com /archive/articles/franklin_battlefield.htm   (608 words)

 Encyclopedia: Battle of Franklin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Fifteen Confederate generals were casualties (6 killed, the rest wounded and/or captured), and 65 field grade officers were lost.
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 Battle Of Franklin Is Lost - New School Will Be Built By Ed Ballam
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Mary Pearce, executive director of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin, said she spent nearly three days in tears at the realization that all efforts to stop the construction of a school on battlefield land had failed (Civil War News August issue).
The Williamson County School Board is proceeding full steam ahead with construction of a new elementary school which is slated to open for students in the fall of 2002.
The school saga was like a roller coaster ride for much of the summer with preservationists gaining a foothold in their battle, only to be pushed back by requirements and aggressive deadlines.
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 This Day in History
Schofield was aware of Hood's position and was attempting to move past the Confederates on his way to rejoining the rest of the Federal army.
Hood was handicapped by the fact that one of his three divisions was still marching toward Franklin and much of his artillery had not yet arrived.
The Confederates had 23,000 men at Franklin; 1,750 died and 5,500 were wounded or captured.
www.historychannel.com /tdih/tdih.jsp?month=10272963&day=10272995&cat=10272941   (535 words)

 Thousands re-create Battle of Franklin - Sunday, 10/03/04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A distant relative of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Graham has been hooked on the War Between the States since he was 5 years old, and he was fascinated with the Battle of Franklin that replayed before his eyes yesterday afternoon.
The elaborate stage where the Battle of Franklin was replayed featured Union trenches, smoke and cannon fire, even a replica of Franklin's famous Carter House — an area that saw intense fighting in the November 1864 battle.
Re-enactors replayed the battles of Columbia and Spring Hill earlier in the weekend and plan to hold the Battle of Nashville re-creation at 1 p.m.
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