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

Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Division

 
 
Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, April 26, 2017
1. Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Division Marker
Inscription. During the Battle of Franklin this Confederate division composed of three brigade commanded by Brig. Gens. Winfield Scott Featherston, Thomas Moore Scott,and John Adams, swept past Carnton as it approached the Federal line just after 4 p.m. on November 30, 1864. Subjected to artillery fire in this area, Loring's Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana troops took casualties with each step as they closed upon the Federal works. Carnton was quickly taken over as Loring's field hospital and the first wounded were taken into the house around sunset. By the time the battle ended around 9 p.m. Gen. Adams was dead, Gen. Scott was wounded,seven of Loring's sixteen regimental commanders were wounded or dying, and nearly 1,000 of his 3,500 men were casualties. Today, many of these fallen soldiers rest in the nearby McGavock Confederate Cemetery.
 
Location. 35° 54.24′ N, 86° 51.542′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Flank Circle near Lewisburg Pike (Business U.S. 431), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 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. McGavock Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this
Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, April 26, 2017
2. Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Division Marker
marker); Carnton Plantation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McGavock Confederate Cemetery (about 300 feet away); The Final Campaign 1864 (about 400 feet away); The Battle of Franklin (about 400 feet away); Hood's Retreat (about 400 feet away); Standing at the Crossroads 1861 (about 400 feet away); Becoming the Front Line 1862 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Carnton Plantation. Battle of Franklin Trust (Submitted on May 11, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Carnton Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, April 26, 2017
3. Carnton Plantation
McGavock Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, April 26, 2017
4. McGavock Confederate Cemetery
 
 
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 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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