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

Fort Granger Federal Garrison

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, May 2007
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 earthern 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.
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Greater New Orleans Foundation and Robert M. Hearin, Jr.

 
Erected by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 55.768′ N, 86° 51.491′ W. Marker is in Franklin
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.
, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is 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 in this post office area: 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); 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); a different marker also named Fort Granger (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 57 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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