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.
The Civil War bands played the Star Spangled Banner
Here are some pictures of the event.