Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
“Tried in the Fire”
By February 12, 1863, the first Federal regiment arrived to construct Fort Granger. Led by Col. Emerson Opdycke, the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry soon found supporters among the county’s quiet Unionist population, including Franklin native Dr. Daniel B. Cliffe and his wife.
Emboldened by the Federal army’s protection, local Unionists held a rally for Union and Restoration in Franklin at the courthouse.
”The speakers included William Parsons Brownlow, Governor Andrew Johnson, Judge John S. Brien,
The Nashville Daily Union, August 22, 1863 — Courtesy Tennessee State Library & Archives
Erected by Historic Franklin Parks.
Location. 35° 55.542′ N, 86° 51.644′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Eddy Lane near Fort Granger Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Granger 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. A different marker also named Fort Granger (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Granger Fort Granger (about 400 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 600 feet away); Franklin Cotton Factory and Foundry / Lillie Mills (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Fort Granger (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.