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

Battle Ground Academy

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 6, 2021
1. Battle Ground Academy Marker
Inscription.  These 24 pounder howitzer guns were used during the Civil War. The guns weigh 1500 pounds and are 69 inches long. Each gun was built by Cyrus Aiger and Company from Boston, Massachusetts in 1847. The gun's serial numbers, 184 and 186, were under the inspection of Ordinance Officer James Wolf Ripley. The guns fired 24 pounder balls.

These cannons were moved from the Columbia Avenue campus, restored and placed at this location on the Glen Echo campus in 2003, through a generous contribution from the Class of 1999 and the student council of 1999.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 57.05′ N, 86° 51.482′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Ernest Rice Lane. Markers are in front of the Glen Echo mansion in the center of campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin TN 37069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glen Echo (here, next to this marker); Legacy Walk (a few steps from this marker); a different marker
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 6, 2021
2. Battle Ground Academy Marker
also named Battle Ground Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Interurban (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Roper's Knob in the Civil War / The Union Fortification of Roper's Knob (approx. one mile away); Grave of Midnight Sun (approx. 1.1 miles away); Retreat from Nashville (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Battle Ground Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 6, 2021
3. Battle Ground Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Mar. 7, 2021