Tour Stop #8 – The Eastern Flank

Battle of Franklin Tour – You Are Here – Stop #8 – The Eastern Flank Stop #7 – McGavock Confederate Cemetery |  Stop #9 – Rest Haven Cemetery Formerly a golf course, the Franklin preservation community acquired this property several years ago. It is over 100 acres and is in the process of being restored to battlefield condition.  It lies just in front […]

Tour Stop #7 – McGavock Confederate Cemetery

Battle of Franklin Tour – You Are Here – Stop #7 – McGavock Confederate Cemetery Stop #6 – Historic Carnton House |  Stop #8 – The Eastern Flank Make sure you save 30 minutes or so to walk the two acre grounds of the McGavock Confederate Cemetery at Carnton, the resting place of almost 1,500 Confederate soldiers who died at Franklin. It is […]

Tour Stop #6 – Historic Carnton House

Battle of Franklin Tour – You Are Here – Stop #6 – Historic Carnton House Stop #5 – Fort Granger |  Stop #7 – McGavock Confederate Cemetery Another must-stop site on the battlefield, the Carnton farm sits just a mile southeast of downtown Franklin and was a vital part of the Franklin story. After the battle, hundreds of wounded Confederate soldiers were […]

Tour Stop #2 – The Cotton Gin

Battle of Franklin Tour – You Are Here – Stop #2 – Cleburne Park – Cotton Gin Site Stop #1 – Winstead Hill / Harrison House | Stop #3 – Carter House Some of the most ferocious fighting took place around the Carter Cotton Gin during the Battle of Franklin. Confederate Generals John Adams and Patrick Cleburne both died in the vicinity of […]

Why is the Battle of Franklin important to you?

I asked the BoF Facebook Community why is the Battle of Franklin important to you?  Here are some select responses.  Join in the discussion at I wrote an essay a while back entitled, “Why Franklin matters to me“. Steve Cagle My ancestor Perry D Culver fought at Franklin and survived. He was captured during the […]