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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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SPECIAL EVENTS

"BATTLE SCARRED" 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN SPECIAL EXHIBIT

Experience a special exhibit for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin called "Battle Scarred".  The 1,600 square foo... more

Dates: August 02, 2014 - April 26, 2015
Times: mon thru sat - 9am to 5pm sun - 12 noon to 5pm
Location: Fleming Center at Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 794-0903
Admission: $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 & under
Recurrence: daily