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

"The Harrison House"

 
 
The Harrison House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
1. The Harrison House Marker
Inscription.  The Civil War touched this house. Here, Sept. 2, 1864, the mortally wounded Brig. Gen. John H. Kelly, CSA, was brought here after the affair between his cavalry division and Federals under Brig. Gen. James D. Brownlow. He was buried in the garden, in 1866 reinterred in Mobile. Here Gen. Hood held his last staff conference before committing his army to the Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864. Here the wounded Brig. Gen. John C. Carter was brought after the battle. He died Dec. 10, 1864, and was buried in Columbia, 16 mi. south.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 52.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 52.894′ N, 86° 52.815′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Columbia Pike (Tennessee Route 6) 0.7 miles south of Mack C Hatcher Memorial Parkway (U.S. 31), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4081 Columbia Avenue, 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. Alabama (approx. half a mile away); Arkansas
The Harrison House Marker site (screen left) image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
2. The Harrison House Marker site (screen left)
(approx. half a mile away); Cockrell's Missouri Brigade CSA (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Franklin (approx. half a mile away); The Confederate Soldier (approx. half a mile away); Tennessee (approx. half a mile away); Major General Patrick R. Cleburne CSA (approx. half a mile away); Winstead Hill Observation Post (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Regarding "The Harrison House". The Harrison House was the site of the council of war prior to the Battle of Franklin, when Lieutenant General John Bell Hood decided to order an attack on the Federal defenses surrounding the town.
 
The Harrison House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
3. The Harrison House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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