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

Federal Breastworks

Battle of Franklin

 
 
Federal Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. Federal Breastworks Marker
Inscription.  The breastworks, thirty yards south, were held by Grose’s Brigade, Kimball’s Division of the Fourth U.S. Army Corps on Nov. 30, 1864. Around 5 p.m., the brigade was attacked by two regiments of Finley’s Florida Brigade, C.S.A. The Floridians withdrew and attacked one-half hour later with the entire brigade, but were driven back. Chalmer’s Division of Forrest’s Cavalry next attacked Kimball’s Division from the northwest. A Federal general called this assault, which also was repulsed, “short but severe…”
 
Erected 1996 by Save the Battlefield Association and the family of James W. Hickman.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 55.426′ N, 86° 52.694′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 96 0.1 miles east of 11th Avenue North, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 Highway 96, 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. Hard Bargain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harris-McEwan House (approx.
Federal Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
2. Federal Breastworks Marker
¼ mile away); a different marker also named Harris-McEwan House (approx. ¼ mile away); Natchez Street Community / Baptist Neck (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hincheyville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franklin Special School District (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on June 17, 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 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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