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

Fort Granger

Walking Tour Introduction

 
 
Fort Granger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
1. Fort Granger Marker
Inscription.  Welcome to Fort Granger. The fortís position atop Figuers Bluff allowed the Union army to command the town of Franklin as well as the road and railroad that served Nashville. The 84th Indiana Infantry was among the regiments that improved and manned the fort. The unit arrived here from Nashville early in March 1863 and camped beyond the fort and railroad. The following month, Dr. Samuel S. Boyd, the regimental surgeon, drew this invaluable map. It shows the locations of headquarters, military and “contraband” camps, and other nearby earthworks. Boyd resigned on March 23, 1865.

Within a few weeks of the 84thís arrival, it lost men to sickness. The healthier soldiers patrolled the countryside, guarding crossroads and skirmishing with Confederate raiders. By June, the 84th had been transferred south to campaign around Tullahoma. The photograph of Co. C was taken before May 9, 1864. Maj. William A. Boyd, who is in the photograph, died soon after being wounded on May 9 in the fighting north of Atlanta, Georgia. Surgeon Samuel S. Boyd, his brother, survived him.

The City acquired the property from private owners to save
Fort Granger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 22, 2019
2. Fort Granger Marker
The marker is the left of the two at the new Fort Granger entrance.
it from development, and Fort Granger was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Enjoy the 14-acre park, interpretive signs, sites, and sounds. Please stay on the path to help us preserve these fragile earthworks.
 
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 35° 55.519′ N, 86° 51.565′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Eddy Lane 0.1 miles south of Fort Granger Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Fort Granger Drive, 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. A different marker also named Fort Granger (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Granger (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Granger (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Granger (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Granger (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Granger (about 500 feet away); a different marker also
Fort Granger Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
3. Fort Granger Park
An easier-to-see welcome to Forth Granger park on Eddy lane.
named Fort Granger (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Granger (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
To Fort Fort Granger's interior. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
4. To Fort Fort Granger's interior.
The skywalk avoids damage to the inner and outer earthen walls.
Insert image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
5. Insert
Map of Franklin, Ft. Granger, and army camps, by Samuel S. Boyd
Insert image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
6. Insert
Co. C, 94th Indiana Infantry, with Maj. William Boyd, standing far right.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5, 6. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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