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.