Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Battle of Franklin
Bloody Turning Point
For much of the day, this area was the scene of much action and congestion. The U.S. Army's supply train, totaling 800 wagons, moved through the square and began crossing the Harpeth River late in the morning. During and after the battle, wounded Federal soldiers were moved through the square to temporary hospitals north of the river. From there most were evacuated to Nashville.
Once the combat south of town ended, the U.S. Army prepared to withdraw, and about midnight Federal troops poured through the downtown area. Within several hours the victorious U.S. soldiers were across the Harpeth River and headed
Thirty-five years after the Battle of Franklin, the Confederate monument that stands here was unveiled.
Gen. John M. Schofield Courtesy Library of Congress
Gen. John B. Hood Courtesy Library of Congress
Franklin battlefield, ca. 1880 Courtesy Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Battle of Franklin, 1891 lithograph - Courtesy Library of Congress
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 30, 1864.
Location. 35° 55.506′ N, 86° 52.133′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Avenue South and Public Square, on the left when traveling north on 3rd Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Our Confederate Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Town Square (a few steps from this marker); March To FreedomFranklin’s Civil War Sites (within shouting distance of this marker); Reconstruction (within shouting distance of this marker); The Franklin Riot of 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 10, 2020. 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. 3. submitted on March 2, 2020, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. 4. submitted on March 1, 2020. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.