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U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Guns/Franklin Public Square During The Battle

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2019
1. U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Guns Marker
Inscription.  

U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Guns
In 1908, the U.S. War Dept. loaned the four bronze gun tubes on the Square to Franklin. The N.P. Ames Co. and Cyrus Alger & Co. in Mass. cast the guns between 1847 and 1861. These guns were among the last to display the decorative features found on early artillery pieces. Widely used during the Mexican War, they were considered obsolete by the onset of the Civil War. Effective range was 1,5000 yards. Usually smoothbore, these four guns were rifled at some point during their service. Each gun tube, weighing 8884 lbs., was mounted on a No. 1 Field Carriage that requires a six-horse team. In 2014, the cannons were transferred from concrete stands to replica gun carriages using grants from the Tennessee Historical Commission, Tennessee Wars Commission, the City of Franklin and donations from civic organizations, local businesses and citizens.

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Franklin Public Square During The Battle
At dawn on November 30, 1864, the Federal army under Maj Gen John M Schofield began streaming into Franklin after marching from Spring Hill in pitch darkness. The
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By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2019
2. Franklin Public Square During The Battle Marker
wagon bridges over the Harpeth River were out. Schofield ordered the intact railroad bridge planked over and temporary bridges built. All morning long, the Federal train of an estimated 800 wagons and 3,500 draft animals were coming into Franklin and jamming this Square, every side street, alley and woodlot. By noon, just as the last Federal wagon came past the Carter House, the bridges were ready and the wagon train began untangling itself. As the Confederate Army, commanded by Lt Gen John B Hood, began their assault at 4:00 PM, the entire Federal wagon train was safely across the river and the Federal army was waiting for darkness to conceal their planned retreat to Nashville.
 
Erected 2017 by Franklin Battlefield Preservation Committee.
 
Location. 35° 55.531′ N, 86° 52.128′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business U.S. 31) near 3rd Avenue North, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 Public Square, 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. Nashville-Franklin Interurban (a few steps from this marker); Fifth Third Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Maury-Darby Building
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By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2019
3. U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Guns/Franklin Public Square During The Battle marker site
NW quadrant of Public Square.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Downtown Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); 320 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin’s Civil War Sites (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  M1841 6-pounder field gun at Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 29, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2019
4. U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun
U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2019
5. U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun
U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2019
6. U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun
U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
7. U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun
A cannon mounted on the previous concrete base, 2007.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on October 29, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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