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

Cleburne’s Division

Army of Tennessee

 

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Cleburne’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. Cleburne’s Division Marker
Inscription.  This division was commanded by Major General Patrick R. Cleburne, and consisted of Granbury’s Texas Brigade, Govan’s Arkansas Brigade, and Lowry’s Alabama and Mississippi Brigade. They were engaged around the Cotton Gin, which stood S.E. of the Carter House. It is said that you could always tell where Cleburne’s Division was on the field, because their division flag was blue with the full moon and was usually to be found at the heaviest fighting. Cleburne’s Division lost 53% casualties including their beloved commander.

Plaque donated by Mr. & Mrs. Eugene McNeil
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is November 30, 1864.
 
Location. 35° 55.01′ N, 86° 52.412′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Avenue (Business U.S. 31) north of Strahl Street, on the right 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. The Carter House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named
Cleburne’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
2. Cleburne’s Division Marker
The marker stands alone near the Carter House Office.
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Carter House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carter Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Epic Struggle in the Carter Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Bate's Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Carter House. Battle of Franklin Trust (Submitted on May 23, 2017.) 

2. Confederate Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne. Civil War Confederate Major General. The most popular Confederate division commander, he was known as the "Stonewall of the West." He was born in County Cork, Ireland, appropriately on St. Patrick's Day. A naturalized American citizen and an adopted Arkansan, he grew up in Ireland, where his father was a well known doctor in the county. He was taught at home where he received an
Cleburne’s Division image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, 2007
3. Cleburne’s Division
At one time, this marker for the line of attack by Cleburne's Division was on the site.
Episcopal church education. He apprenticed himself to a pharmacist to prepare for a medical career. (Submitted on July 19, 2018, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 36 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. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on July 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022