March 11 Franklin Civil War Round Table offers special opportunity for members to see Saint John’s Church in Columbia.

March promises to be one of the most incredible hand’s on meetings we will have as we meet at St John’s Church just outside Columbia.  It was in this church’s cemetery that Patrick Cleburne, when passing it before the Battle of Franklin, noted its beauty and said it would be a good place to be laid to rest.  In a touch of irony, he was buried there after his death at Franklin until his removal to Arkansas in 1870.  Maury County historian Bob Duncan will speak at this event and show us some of the incredible gravesites of history buried there.  And for those who wish to explore more, the burial site of Sam Watkins (Company Aytch) is just a couple of miles away.  St John’s is not often open to the public, so you will not want to miss this incredible opportunity.

 

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