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

States Rights Gist

 
 
States Rights Gist Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
1. States Rights Gist Marker
Inscription.  
The Tragedy of Franklin quite possibly may have been averted had this scholarly South Carolina Blue Blood been given the promotion to division command that his service record warranted. Completely reorganizing the South Carolina State Militia, the South Carolina College graduate made sure his home state was ready when Lincoln was elected. Taking command of Barnard Bee’s brigade after Bee’s death at First Manassas, Gist was promoted to Brigadier General on March 20, 1862. He fought gallantly at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and in the Atlanta Campaign. As the Brigade assembled in front of Franklin on November 30, 1864, it was still smarting (the 24th SC in particular) from the lack of initiative that had deprived it of victory the night before at Spring Hill. The Brigade, made up of The [sic] 46th, 65th & 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters, and the 16th and Crack [sic] 24th South Carolina slammed into the 72nd Illinois and 111th Ohio causing the 72nd to “Break and Run” [sic]. Having his horse shot from under him, Gist sprinted for the locust abatis, Gist went down with a bullet in the chest. He died the next morning at The
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Harrison House. He was buried, first in a private cemetery in Franklin, then and finally, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is November 30, 1864.
 
Location. 35° 53.327′ N, 86° 52.699′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Pike (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles south of Mack C Hatcher Memorial Parkway (Route 397), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Winsted Hill 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. Otho F. Strahl (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury (here, next to this marker); John C. Carter (here, next to this marker); John Adams (here, next to this marker); Brigadier's Walk (a few steps from this marker); Major General Patrick R. Cleburne CSA (a few steps from this marker); Cockrell's Missouri Brigade CSA (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Soldier (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Regarding States Rights Gist. His given name reflected his father’s political beliefs. The claim presented in the first sentence is not explained.
 
Also see . . .
"Brigadier's Walk" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 22, 2017
3. "Brigadier's Walk"
The Gist marker is second from the left.
 States Rights Gist. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
4. Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial park
"Brigadier's Walk" is barely visible above and beyond the lower stairway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on December 16, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022