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

Fort Granger Federal Garrison

 
 
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May 22, 2020
1. Fort Granger Federal Garrison Marker
Inscription.  The Federal Garrison at Franklin centered on the earthworks fortification on Figuers' Bluff. Detached works included Gen Granger's headquarters at a smaller works some 700 yards east at Ralston Lane, gun emplacement on Liberty Pike east of Ralston Lane, Roper's Knob observation post, small earthen fort near the Harpeth River west of the railroad, and gun emplacement on Franklin Pike across from present-day Harlinsdale farm. By April 1863, 7,922 Federal troops were stationed at Fort Granger including 2728 cavalry. Campsites, drill fields, sentry posts, stables, and storage facilities occupied the area from Murfreesboro Pike to fields west of Franklin Pike. Warehouses and corrals along with guard posts were situated near the well-guarded railroad, the site of present-day Jamison Station.
 
Erected by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 55.768′ N, 86° 51.491′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is
Fort Granger Federal Garrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
2. Fort Granger Federal Garrison Marker
"Retreat Action at Franklin" is on the reverse side.
at the intersection of Jamison Station Lane and Old Liberty Pike, on the right when traveling north on Jamison Station Lane. Near the Nashville & Decatur RR underpass between Old Liberty Pike and Eddy Court. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Jamison Station Ln, 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. Retreat Action at Franklin (here, next to this marker); Rusty Mechanism (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Granger (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Granger (approx. 0.3 miles away); Allen Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Granger (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Granger (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Granger (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on June 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2020.   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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