FREE walking tour of Loring’s Advance this Saturday

NEWS: from Save the Franklin Battlefield

Join us on a free Battlefield Walking Tour at Loring’s Advance this Saturday

A free walking tour of the newly acquired 5-acre Loring’s Advance battlefield parcel in Franklin will be conducted by Save the Franklin Battlefield, Inc on Saturday, March 17 at 10:00 AM.

Historian Eric Jacobson will lead the tour and tell of the determined and heroic soldiers who crossed this ground under terrible fire to reach the eastern half of the Federal trench line.

This important part of the Franklin Battlefield is being protected with funds from the Civil War Trust, the National Parks System, and STFB. This parcel will help tell the Battle of Franklin story, and can someday help connect the protected parts of the battlefield.

The tour is free and open to the public and STFB members. The tour will start promptly at 10 AM so be sure to arrive early. It will end by noon.

Directions: From downtown Franklin, go south on Columbia Avenue. Just past Carter House, turn left on Cleburne St, right on Adams St, then left on Meadowlawn Drive. Park in the lot on the right at the end of the street. The entrance to Loring’s Advance is on the left beside a white concrete block building.

For more information, visit http://www.franklin-stfb.org or call (615) 500-6612.

>> Want to see a photo gallery of Loring’s Advance from November?

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