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

Carter Gin House

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
1. Carter Gin House Marker
Inscription. The Carter cotton gin house, the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of the Battle of Franklin, was located about 80 yards east of Columbia Pike. General Adams, Cleburne and Granbury were killed near here. The gin house, a weatherboarded, frame structure, was 36 feet square with massive 24” X 36” poplar sills to carry the weight of the heavy gin machinery. The sills rested on 8 -foot high stone pillars, thus providing headroom for horses, which powered the gin by walking in a circle pulling a boom pole. The Federals stripped the structure for materials to be used in the breastworks. About 20 yards in front of the gin were breastworks with deep outer ditches.
 
Erected 1995 by Save the Franklin Battlefield Inc. Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 54.926′ N, 86° 52.355′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Cleburne Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Across the street from the Cotton Gin Assault. 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. Carter's Cotton Gin (here, next to this marker); The Cotton Gin Assault (within shouting
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By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
2. Carter Gin House Marker
distance of this marker); Main Entrenchment Federal Battle Line (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carter House (about 600 feet away); Battle Ground Academy (about 700 feet away); Opdycke's Bridgade (about 800 feet away); Cleburne’s Division (about 800 feet away); Bate's Division (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Carter Gin House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
3. Carter Gin House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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