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

Winstead Hill Observation Post

Battle of Franklin

 

—Wed. November 30, 1864 —

 
Winstead Hill Observation Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. Winstead Hill Observation Post Marker
Inscription. “The line advanced at 4 p.m. with orders to drive the enemy into or across the Big Harpeth River… Never did troops fight more gallantly.”
Gen. John Bell Hood
Army of Tennessee
Confederate States of America
 
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 south of 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); Mississippi (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); 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 Observation Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
2. Winstead Hill Observation Post Marker
The path leads to the Observation Post site.
 Winstead Hill Park. (Submitted on May 23, 2017.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Winstead Hill Observation Post image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
3. Winstead Hill Observation Post
Inside the Winstead Hill Observation Post image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
4. Inside the Winstead Hill Observation Post
A bronze tablet gives an account of the battle.
The view from the OP image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
5. The view from the OP
The battleground had little in common with its 1864 appearance.
 
 
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 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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