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

Winstead Hill Observation Post

Battle of Franklin

 

— Wed. November 30, 1864 —

 
Winstead Hill Observation Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. Winstead Hill Observation Post Marker
Inscription.  “The line advanced at 4 p.m. with orders to drive the enemy into or across the Big Harpeth River… Never did troops fight more gallantly.”
Gen. John Bell Hood
Army of Tennessee
Confederate States of America
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 53.322′ N, 86° 52.713′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Memorial can be reached from Columbia Avenue (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles south of Mack C. Hatcher Memorial Parkway (Tennessee Route 397), on the right when traveling south. One of several memorial/commemorative markers within Winstead Hill Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4023 Columbia Ave, 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. Battle of Franklin (here, next to this marker); Major General Patrick R. Cleburne CSA (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury (a few steps from this marker); Cockrell's Missouri Brigade CSA (a few
Winstead Hill Observation Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
2. Winstead Hill Observation Post Marker
The path leads to the Observation Post site.
steps from this marker); States Rights Gist (a few steps from this marker); Otho F. Strahl (a few steps from this marker); John C. Carter (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Winstead Hill Observation Post image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
3. Winstead Hill Observation Post
The Great Seal of the Confederate States of America image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
4. The Great Seal of the Confederate States of America
"Deo vindice" - "With God as out Protector"
Inside the Winstead Hill Observation Post image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
5. Inside the Winstead Hill Observation Post
A bronze tablet gives an account of the battle.
The view from the OP image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
6. The view from the OP
The battleground had little in common with its 1864 appearance.
Winstead Hill Observation Post Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
7. Winstead Hill Observation Post Plaque
Winstead Hill Observation Post plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
8. Winstead Hill Observation Post plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 208 times since then. Last updated on June 26, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on June 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5, 6. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7, 8. submitted on June 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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