Battle of Franklin – Google Map – shows location of artillery and fortifications

Another feature of the Google interactive map of the Battle of Franklin [found at:  http://www.franklinbattlefield.com] is that we identify positions of artillery and fortifcations.

Ft. Granger looking south.

Granger left flank Union master jpg by kwmcnutt.


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One thought on “Battle of Franklin – Google Map – shows location of artillery and fortifications

  1. Grant Cole, Tulsa

    Kraig, Thank you so much for your effort in putting the battle from a new perspective. I recently read Ambrose Bierce’s comments; remembrances from his vantage point-I could not see how he might come to have viewed the Union position and works as a mere bridgehead. Your map allowed me to see that he was quite removed from the field of action. Bierce’s memory was keen, however when one considers the dust, smoke, and pall of mayhem that this massive contest raised would have further reduced his capacity to make accurate assessments of what was taking place. About every other source I’ve run across had similar views as that of General Pat Cleburne “They have three lines of works-and they are formidable. ”
    Thanks again, Grant

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