Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Retreat Action at Franklin

 
 
Retreat Action at Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. Retreat Action at Franklin Marker
Inscription.  On Dec 17, 1864, perhaps the largest cavalry engagement on American soil took place along Franklin Pike and the Nashville & Decatur RR sweeping across what is now Harlinsdale farm. Maj Gen James H. Wilson’s US Cavalry Corps pursued Hood’s retreating rear guard of Brig Gen Abraham Buford’s CSA Cavalry Div. Their retreat was covered by CSA Brig Gen Randall Gibson’s 13th, 16th and 19th Louisiana Infantry. E.W. Pettus’ Brigade, and, posted along Franklin’s Front Street, H.M. Bledsoe’s Artillery Battery. On the Eastern flank, Fed. Brig Gen John H. Hammond's 1st Brigade US Cavalry, of Brig Gen Joseph Knipe’s 7th US Div, advanced under heavy fire across Liberty Pike near the railroad. Capt Volney Hobson, Co E, 9th Indiana Cavalry, was reportedly killed at the Liberty Pike railroad underpass.
Save the Franklin Battlefield, Inc.
Greater New Orleans Foundation and Robert M. Hearin, Jr.

 
Erected by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 55.769′ N, 86° 51.491′ W. Marker is in
Retreat Action at Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
2. Retreat Action at Franklin Marker
"Fort Granger Federal Garrison" is on the reverse side.
Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Eddy Court 0.1 miles west of Eddy Lane, on the right when traveling west. 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. Fort Granger Federal Garrison (here, next to this marker); Allen Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); 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); 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
 

More. Search the internet for Retreat Action at Franklin.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 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.
Paid Advertisement