Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Planning for Battle
—Hood's Campaign —
This small building (constructed in 1817 by Dr. Daniel McPhail) was the medical office of Dr. Daniel Cliffe, who lived nearby, in 1864. Cliffe, a former Confederate surgeon, had switched his allegiance to the Union early in the war. After dawn on November 30, 1864 Federal Gen. John M. Schofield arrived in Franklin and established his headquarters in Cliffe's house and office. Throughout the early and midmorning hours, courier and telegraphic activity was brisk here as Schofield directed the construction of defensive positions on the south side of town and made plans for the army to withdraw to Nashville at 6 P.M.
By 2 P.M., Schofield had transferred his headquarters
At that time Schofield and Gen. David S. Stanley were riding from the Truett House toward downtown Franklin. A courier galloped up and told them that the Southern army was commencing a frontal assault. Stanley spurred his horse toward the front, and Schofield rode to Fort Granger. From there he watched Hood's army crash into the Federal works south of town.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 55.534′ N, 86° 52.071′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Main Street, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Philip Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); John H. Eaton Original St. Philip Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ewen Cameron (about 400 feet away); Old Factory Store (about 400 feet away); Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Lot 60 at the Corner of Cameron & Church Street / "Bucket of Blood" Neighborhood (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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