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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

125th O.V.I.

"Opdycke's Tigers"

 

— 1st Brigade 2nd Division 4th Corps U.S. —

 
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By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. 125th O.V.I. Marker
Inscription.  The 125th O.V.I. was formed at Camp Cleveland, Ohio in August of 1862. The regiment was stationed in Franklin in the spring of 1863. On November 30, 1864, the 125th were in reserve 150 yards north of the Carter house with Opdycke’s brigade. Without orders, the brigade charged and restored a section of the Federal line after a portion of Cleburne’s and Brown’s Divisions had pierced the center.

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Location. 35° 55.078′ N, 86° 52.405′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Avenue (Business U.S. 31) north of W Folkes Street, on the left when traveling north. On the grounds of the Carter House State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lotz House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lotz House (within shouting distance of this marker); Opdycke's Bridgade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carter House
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By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
2. 125th O.V.I. Marker
The marker stands in solitude on the northern edge of the Franklin battlefield and the Carter House complex.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Carter House (about 300 feet away); Epicenter of the Battle of Franklin (was about 300 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Brown's Division (about 400 feet away); Cleburne’s Division (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  The Carter House. Battle of Franklin Trust (Submitted on May 23, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
"Opdyke's Tigers" bivouac image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
3. "Opdyke's Tigers" bivouac
The brigade was positioned on either side of the Columbia-Franklin Pike in this vicinity.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on June 16, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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