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

Retreat Action at Franklin

 
 
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May 22, 2020
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.
 
Erected by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 55.769′ N, 86° 51.491′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on
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By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
2. Retreat Action at Franklin Marker
"Fort Granger Federal Garrison" is on the reverse side.
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); Rusty Mechanism (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2020.   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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