Happy 148th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin!
I launched the Battle of Franklin Facebook Group in October 2009. It has grown, in just three years, to be the single largest Civil War battle-focused Facebook Group in existence that is run by an individual. It has over 4,200 members. It’s easily accessible at ( http://www.Facebook.com/Franklin1864 ).
The Battle of Franklin Facebook Group receives visitors from around the world as this list (right) shows visitors in just the past 3 months.
Some of the National Park Service battle sites are a little larger but the Battle of Franklin Facebook Group is larger than most of the NPS groups as well.
The second largest Civil War battle-focused Facebook Group is one dedicated to the Battle of Gettysburg and it has just over 2,000 members. This is interesting because Gettysburg is no doubt THE first Civil War battle most people think of, yet the Battle of Franklin Facebook Group is more than twice the size of the Gettysburg group. It attests to the interest and intrigue behind the Franklin story. More than 75% of the visitors to the Facebook group come from outside of the Nashville-Franklin area. In fact, hundreds of people access the Facebook group from other countries, especially the U.K.
I use my Battle of Franklin blog ( http://battleoffranklin.net ) to serve as the content foundation for the Facebook group. The blog launched in late 2006 and receives around 300-400 visits a day. Anywhere between 10,000 to 15,000 visitors a month visit the blog.
If you’re not a member of the the Battle of Franklin Facebook Group then visit the site and “like” it today. Join in the fun!