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Attack On The Union Left / Lot No. 1 in the Plan of Carnton

 
 
Attack On The Union Left Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, October 8, 2010
1. Attack On The Union Left Marker (obverse)
Inscription. (obverse)
Attack On The Union Left

Confederate Regiments from Brig. Gen. Thomas Scott's, Brig. Gen. John Adams', and Brig. Gen. Winfield Featherstons's Brigades of Maj. Gen. William Loring's Division advanced under artillery fire through this northwestern parcel of Carnton across the Nashville and Decatur Railroad tracks to face Osage Orange abatis and entrenched Federal Forces equipped, in part, with repeating rifles. The troops made the final 60 yards with fixed bayonets to face withering rifle fire that "swept our ranks like hail." To escape the enfilading rifle fire, survivors fell back to the ravine on Carnton, still under artillery fire. Wheeling his troops west, reportedly, Gen.Adams rode into this ravine, his horse nearly stepping on Cpl. Joseph Thompson, 35th Alabama, wounded by cannon shot.

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Lot No. 1 in the Plan of Carnton

William C. and Lucy Ellen Birch Collins purchased this 3½-acre, northwestern parcel of Carnton Plantation in 1867. The dwelling, built about this time, is a “saddlebag” style, typical of common folk, Reconstruction-era houses. The F.B. Carter estate lay across the tracks to the west. George W Cuppet, Collins’ son-in-law, had supervised the reinternment of the Confederate soldiers in McGavock Cemetery. In 1911
Lot No. 1 in the Plan of Carnton Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
2. Lot No. 1 in the Plan of Carnton Marker (reverse)
the property was bought by Thomas P. Henderson, a prominent Franklin attorney, who, at the end of WWI, was a member of the plot to kidnap the German Kaiser Wilhelm from his sanctuary in Amerongen, Holland. For fifty-five years, the home and gardens of “Captain Tom” and Lucille Carter Henderson served as an entertainment center for many local, state, and national personalities involved in politics, the arts, education, and literary achievements.
 
Erected by Williamson County Historical Society, John M. Carlson, LTD, St. Paul MN, and Save the Franklin Battlefield, Inc.
 
Location. 35° 54.886′ N, 86° 51.987′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lewisburg Avenue (U.S. 431) and Thompson Alley, on the left when traveling south on Lewisburg Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Attack on the Union Left (here, next to this marker); Willow Plunge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carter Gin House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carter's Cotton Gin (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cotton Gin Assault
Attack On The Union Left Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, October 8, 2010
3. Attack On The Union Left Markers
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Main Entrenchment Federal Battle Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carter House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lotz House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, World I
 
Lot No., 1 in the Plan of Carnton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
4. Lot No., 1 in the Plan of Carnton Marker
Lot No., 1 in the Plan of Carnton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
5. Lot No., 1 in the Plan of Carnton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 5, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   2. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3. submitted on February 5, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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