Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Guns/Franklin Public Square During The Battle
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.
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
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 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.)
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