Union POWs and the Sultana DisasterMore than 700 Union soldiers were made prisoners before, during, and after the Battle of Franklin. Although the war was almost over, many of them would never see their homes again. The vast majority were taken to prison camps in Cahaba, Alabama, and the infamous Andersonville stockade in Georgia. In April 1865, Confederate authorities paroled the survivors, most of whom were barefoot, sick, and malnourished. Some still suffered from wounds received at Franklin. Severe food shortages at the camps reduced several of them to less than 100 pounds (45kg). Transferred to Vicksburg, Mississippi, the soldiers filed onto steamboats for the final voyage north.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 512613 N 3973553|
|Decimal Degrees||35.90620000, -86.86021667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 54.372', W 86° 51.613'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 54' 22.32" N, 86° 51' 36.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin TN 37064, US|
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