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Voices of the Battle of Franklin


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sesquicentennial

150 years ago, a last-gasp charge at the Battle of Franklin spelled the end of the Army of Tennessee. Aside from the military heroics, the human story is one you can only try to imagine: Among the 10,000 casualties in five bloody hours is the young Captain Tod Carter, shot down in his own yard after fighting all over the South. The aftermath is indescribable: The burden of the dead and dying, Carrie McGavock's beloved Carnton Plantation home a makeshift hospital for months afterward, her yard soon a Confederate cemetery.

Franklin's preserved Civil War landmarks, antebellum homes, and cemeteries have their own stories to tell. Stories of tragedy and rebirth that shaped the landscape, the people and the heritage of this Southern town.

Franklin's Main Street and downtown historic district are commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin with special Sesquicentennial banners representing a dozen historically significant personalities associated with the Battle, soldiers and citizens alike. CLICK HERE to see the banner images and learn more about the stories behind the Battle. See SPECIAL EVENTS below! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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