Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
A Crucial War Zone 1863
As a result, much of this landscape was destroyed. Both sides striped the countryside of livestock and grain to feed their armies. Churches, public buildings, and schools in Franklin and surrounding communities became headquarters and hospitals. Soldiers tore down barns and homes to build huts and fortifications. Federals in Franklin also chopped down whole forests and orchards, including trees in this area, to provide clear lines of fire for artillery. And the battles continued. In late September, just across the border into Georgia, the Battle of Chickamauga killed and wounded over 28,000 men, including more than seventy locals. It would prove to e the second bloodiest battle of the war.
Scot Butler, 33rd Indiana Regiment - 1863
Location. 35° 54.298′ N, 86° 51.519′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Eastern Flank Circle 0.4 miles from Lewisburg Pike (Business U.S. 431), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Eastern Flank Battlefield Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Standing at the Crossroads 1861 (here, next to this marker); Becoming the Front Line 1862 (here, next to this marker); The Final Campaign 1864 (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Franklin (here, next to this marker); Hood's Retreat (here, next to this marker); Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . . Eastern Flank Battlefield Park. (Submitted on May 11, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 10, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.