As I recently mentioned, the first-ever access or viewing of the reclaimed Franklin battlefield property – Loring’s Advance – was this past Saturday, the 5th. I attended the celebration with numerous other people.

This property is land-locked behind several homes near Adams Street.

Why is this land important to the battle of Franklin story?

A very sizeable Confederate division under General Loring advance upon this ground as they head northwest on the afternoon of November 30, 1864, to assault the Federal lines just a few hundred yards away.  The Confederates took thousands of casualties, including hundreds killed, who are now buried in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery.

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Here is a photo gallery of the event.

Historians Thomas Cartwright and Eric Jacobson spoke.

View of the property looking northwest, toward Columbia Pike.

View of Loring's Advance property looking west.

 

 

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