Franklin (TN) community celebrates the 144th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin

A good size crowd of Williamson County residents showed up at the Carter House location near downtown Franklin tonight (11.30) to commemorate the 144th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin.  There were 10,000 luminaries (white bags with a lighted candle) to symbolize the 10,000 casualties from the battle that took place 30 November 1864.

Historian and author Erik A. Jacobson spoke for about ten minutes.

Part One

Part two

The Civil War bands played the Star Spangled Banner

Here are some pictures of the event.

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One thought on “Franklin (TN) community celebrates the 144th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin

  1. Zoe Tom

    Hi – My great great grandfather was wounded at the Battle of Franklin, Tenn. His name was Samuel Corydon Hemphill. He fought on the side of the Union. I just put a memorial for him on the Find A Grave web site. He is buried in Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee in Hemphill Cemetery. That’s Bledoe County. Actually, part of the Park is in Bledsoe County and part of it is in Van Buren County.
    You can see Samuel’s headstone at that web site.
    Thank you for telling us more about the Battle of Franklin.

    Reply

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