Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
States Rights Gist
The Tragedy [sic] of Franklin quite possible may have been averted had this scholarly South Carolina Blue Blood been given the promotion to division command that his service record warranted. Completely reorganizing the South Carolina State Militia, the South Carolina College graduate made sure his home state was ready when Lincoln was elected. Taking command of Barnard Bee’s brigade after Bee’s death at First Manassas, Gist was promoted to Brigadier General on March 20, 1862. He fought gallantly at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and in the Atlanta Campaign. As the Brigade assembled in front of Franklin on November 30, 1864, it was still smarting (the 24th SC in particular) from the lack of initiative that had deprived it of victory the night before at Spring Hill. The Brigade, made up of The [sic] 46th, 65th & 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters, and the 16th and Crack [sic] 24th South Carolina slammed into the 72nd Illinois and 111th Ohio causing the 72nd to “Break and Run” [sic]. Having his horse shot from under him, Gist sprinted for the locust abatis, Gist went down with a bullet in the chest. He
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
Location. 35° 53.327′ N, 86° 52.699′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Pike (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles south of Mack C Hatcher Memorial Parkway (Route 397), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Winsted Hill Park, 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. Otho F. Strahl (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury (here, next to this marker); John C. Carter (here, next to this marker); John Adams (here, next to this marker); Brigadier's Walk (a few steps from this marker); Major General Patrick R. Cleburne CSA (a few steps from this marker); Cockrell's Missouri Brigade CSA (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Soldier (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Regarding States Rights Gist. His given name reflected his father’s political beliefs. The claim presented in the first sentence is not explained.
Also see . . . States Rights Gist. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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