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

Mississippi

 
 
Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. Mississippi Marker
Inscription.  
(Front)
Twas November Thirtieth, Eighteen Sixty-Four
Mississippi’s sons and fathers into battle again were poured. The young and the old. The brave and the bold. Their mission all too plain – to charge across what would be Franklin’s bloody plain.

At four o’clock, eighteen brigades that formed the ranks of gray moved against the Yankee foe. Flags flying in grand array. The sight swells the heart with pride for the victory they might gain. Then breaks it with sorrow for those lost on Franklin’s bloody plain.


(Rear)
Cheatham’s Corps
Cleburne’s Division
Lowrey’s Brigade
5th, 8th, and 32nd Infantry Regiments and 3rd Mississippi Infantry Battalion

Lee’s Corps
Johnson’s Division
Sharp’s Brigade
7th, 9th, 10th, 41st, and 44th Infantry Regiments and 9th Battalion Sharpshooters
Brantley’s Brigade
24th, 27th, 29th, 20th and 34th Infantry Regiments (sic)

Stewart’s Corps
Loring’s Division
Featherstone’s Brigade
1st, 3rd, 22nd, 31st, 33rd, and 40th Infantry regiments and 1st Mississippi Battalion
Adam’s
Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
2. Mississippi Marker
Rear
(sic) Brigade
6th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 23rd, and 43rd Infantry Regiments

French’s Division
Sears Brigade
4th, 35th, 36th, 30th, and 46th Infantry Regiments and 7th Mississippi Battalion
Walthall’s Division
Cantley’s Brigade
37th Infantry Regiments

Forrest’s Cavalry Corps
Jackson’s Division
Armstrong’s Brigade
Ballentine’s Mississippi Regiments

No Mississippi artillery units were engaged at Franklin.
 
Location. 35° 53.322′ N, 86° 52.677′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Memorial can be reached from Columbia Avenue (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles from 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. To The Soldiers Of Florida (here, next to this marker); 3" Ordinance Gun (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee, A Grave or a Free Home (a few steps from this marker); Freeman's Battery, Forrest's Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Our Ancestors (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Tennessee
Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
3. Mississippi Marker
The upper stairway to the Observation Post on the left.
(a few steps from this marker); Hood and Schofield (a few steps from this marker); Brigadier's Walk (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Winstead Hill Park. City of Franklin (Submitted on May 23, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
4. Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial Park
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on August 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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