Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Franklinís Civil War Sites
The Battle of Franklin
In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Shermanís supply lines. Rather than contest Shermanís “March to the Sea”, Hood moved north into Tennessee, where Union Gen. John M. Schofield, detached from Shermanís army, delayed Hood at Columbia and Spring Hill before falling back to Franklin. The bloodbath there on November 30 crippled Hoodís force, but the Confederates followed Schofield to the outskirts of Nashville and Union Gen. George H. Thomasís strong defenses. Hoodís campaign ended when Thomas crushed his army on December 15-16.
Tennessee Civil War Trails invites you to explore both the well-known and the less-familiar places associated with Americaís greatest drama and historical turning point. Historic sites and recreational opportunities abound in Franklin and Williamson County. Shop at an antiques or specialty store, dine at a variety of fine restaurants, or enjoy a walking tour and discover the wealth of culture, architecture, and history in this once-war-torn,
Please drive with care as you follow the route of Hoodís Campaign.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 55.489′ N, 86° 52.134′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and 3rd Avenue South, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 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. Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Our Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); 320 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Downtown Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Guns/Franklin Public Square During The Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Maury-Darby Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth Third Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nashville-Franklin Interurban (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . .
1. Tennessee Wars Commission. The Tennessee Wars Commission helps preserve and promote battlefields, sites, and buildings. (Submitted on October 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area (Submitted on October 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.