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

44th Missouri Infantry

 
 
44th Missouri Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
1. 44th Missouri Infantry Marker
Inscription.  This regiment was organized in the late summer and early fall of 1864. It was commanded by Col. Robert C. Bradshaw, a veteran officer who had seen prior action at Lexington and Shiloh. The 44th Missouri was shipped to Tennessee to help defend against the Confederate invasion which was aimed at Nashville and had yet to be engaged in combat. The unit was assigned to Brig. Gen. Thomas Ruger’s Division and was posted on the secondary, or reserve line, (sic) at Franklin. When Southern troops broke through the main Federal line of defense on November 30 the 44th Missouri was suddenly immersed in heavy and often close quarters fighting. The regiment served as an anchor and helped to stem the breakthrough. It suffered roughly 25% casualties and brought precious time for the Federal army, which allowed Col. Emerson Opdyke’s brigade to move into the fray and effectively shatter the Confederate attack west of the Columbia Pike.

Funding courtesy of Stewart B. White of Gainesville, Florida
 
Location. 35° 55.012′ N, 86° 52.467′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee
44th Missouri Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
2. 44th Missouri Infantry Marker
The marker is closest to the camera, on the Carter House garden path.
, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Avenue (Business U.S. 31) north of Strahl Street, on the left when traveling north. Located on the grounds of the Carter House State Historic Site. Parking can be reached from W Fowlkes St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1104 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Theodrick (Tod) Carter (a few steps from this marker); Epic Struggle in the Carter Garden (a few steps from this marker); Bate's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleburne’s Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Carter House (about 300 feet away); Epicenter of the Battle of Franklin (was about 300 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); a different marker also named Carter House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Franklin Trust. Carter House & Canton (Submitted on August 31, 2019.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The attacker's view of the Carter House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
3. The attacker's view of the Carter House
The marker is to the far left, near the couple.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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