Franklin Battlefield Sites: Cleburne Park

One of the must-stops in Franklin for a battlefield site is Cleburne Park. It sits at the corner of Stewart Street and Columbia Pike, just a few blocks south of the Carter House. This small park is the approximate location where Major-General Patrick R. Cleburne was killed. It was formerly the site for a Pizza Hut until the land was preserved and returned to a park-like setting. The land reclamation project made national news, even in National Geographic.

You can watch a YouTube video of Eric Jacobson talking about this hallowed spot.

One thought on “Franklin Battlefield Sites: Cleburne Park

  1. Hunter

    In my opinion the two best division commanders in the Confederate Western Armies were John S. Bowen (died of dysentery right after the surrender of Vicksburg in July 1863). Bowen was a pillar of strength throughout the Vicksburg campaign, and Patrick R. Cleburne (killed at Franklin on Nov. 30, 1864). Cleburne was a model officer and great tactician in addition to being an outstanding man. Just my opinion.

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