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

Opdycke's Bridgade

 
 
Opdycke's Bridgade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, October 8, 2010
1. Opdycke's Bridgade Marker
Inscription.  Col. Emerson Opdycke's Federal brigade was positioned in this area 150 yards north of the Carter House, east and west of Columbia Pike. Without orders, the Federal brigade attacked a portion of Cleburne's and Brown's Confederate divisions after they had broken the center of the Federal line. The forces met like "two enormous ocean waves crashing together." In vicious fighting, Opdycke's brigade recaptured the line south of the Carter smokehouse and farm office. Repeated attempts failed to recapture a portion of the main line held by the Confederates. Maj. Arthur MacArthur, of the 24th Wisconsin (father of World War II Gen. Douglas MacArthur) went down with severe wounds. Also involved were the 125th Ohio and the 36th, 44th, 73rd, and 74th/88th Illinois.
 
Erected by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 55.049′ N, 86° 52.394′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Columbia Avenue (U.S. 31) near W Fowlkes Street, on the right when traveling south. 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
Opdycke's Bridgade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
2. Opdycke's Bridgade Marker
Towards the northern end of the Carter House State Historic Site.
are within walking distance of this marker. Carter House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Carter House (within shouting 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); Epicenter of the Battle of Franklin (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); 125th O.V.I. (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleburne’s Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Carter House The Battle of Franklin. (Submitted on February 6, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Opdycke's Bridgade bivouac image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 22, 2007
3. Opdycke's Bridgade bivouac
The brigade bivouacked in this vicinity, on the far side of Carter Hill.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on June 23, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on February 6, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   2. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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