“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)


Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. Mississippi Marker
Twas November Thirtieth, Eighteen Sixty-Four
Mississippi’s sons and fathers into battle again were poured. The young and the old. The brave and the bold. Their mission all too plain – to charge across what would be Franklin’s bloody plain.

At four o’clock, eighteen brigades that formed the ranks of gray moved against the Yankee foe. Flags flying in grand array. The sight swells the heart with pride for the victory they might gain. Then breaks it with sorrow for those lost on Franklin’s bloody plain.
Location. 35° 53.333′ N, 86° 52.7′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Avenue (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles from Mack C. Hatcher Memorial Parkway (Tennessee Route 397), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. One of several memorial/commemorative markers within Winstead Hill Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4023 Columbia Ave, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freeman's Battery, Forrest's Artillery (here, next to this marker); 3" Ordinance Gun (here, next to this marker); Brigadier's Walk (here, next to this marker); Cockrell's Missouri Brigade CSA (here, next to this marker); Major General Patrick R. Cleburne CSA (here, next to this marker); Winstead Hill Observation Post (here, next to this marker); Tennessee, A Grave or a Free Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Winstead Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . .  Winstead Hill Park. (Submitted on May 23, 2017.)
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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