“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)

Cleburne’s Division

Army of Tennessee


—C.S.A. —

Cleburne’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. Cleburne’s Division Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  This division was commanded by Major General Patrick R. Cleburne, and consisted of Granbury’s Texas Brigade, Govan’s Arkansas Brigade, and Lowry’s Alabama and Mississippi Brigade. They were engaged around the Cotton Gin, which stood S.E. of the Carter House. It is said that you could always tell where Cleburne’s Division was on the field, because their division flag was blue with the full moon and was usually to be found at the heaviest fighting. Cleburne’s Division lost 53% casualties including their beloved commander.

Plaque donated by Mr. & Mrs. Eugene McNeil
Location. 35° 55.017′ N, 86° 52.467′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Avenue (Business U.S. 31) north of Strahl Street when traveling north. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Carter House State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bate's Division (here, next to this marker); Brown's Division (here, next to this marker); Captain Theodrick (Tod) Carter (here, next to this marker); 183rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); 125th O.V.I. (here, next to this marker); The Carter House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Carter House (about 300 feet away); Opdycke's Bridgade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . .
1. The Carter House. Battle of Franklin Trust (Submitted on May 23, 2017.) 

2. Confederate Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne. Civil War Confederate Major General. The most popular Confederate division commander, he was known as the "Stonewall of the West." He was born in County Cork, Ireland, appropriately on St. Patrick's Day. A naturalized American citizen and an adopted Arkansan, he grew up in Ireland, where his father was a well known doctor in the county. He was taught at home where he received an Episcopal church education. He apprenticed himself to a pharmacist to prepare for a medical career. (Submitted on July 19, 2018, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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