Franklin's Civil War Sites

Franklin's Civil War Sites (HM2MH3)

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N 35° 55.489', W 86° 52.134'

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The Battle of Franklin

In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman's supply lines. Rather than contest Sherman's "March to the Sea", Hood moved north into Tennessee, where Union Gen. John M. Schofield, detached from Sherman's army, delayed Hood at Columbia and Spring Hill before falling back to Franklin. The bloodbath there on November 30 crippled Hood's force, but the Confederates followed Schofield to the outskirts of Nashville and Union Gen. George H. Thomas's strong defenses. Hood's campaign ended when Thomas crushed his army on December 15-16.

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Tennessee Civil War Trails invites you to explore both the well-known and the less-familiar places associated with America's greatest drama and historical turning point. Historic sites and recreational opportunities abound in Franklin and Williamson County. Shop at an antiques or specialty store, dine at a variety of fine restaurants, or enjoy a walking tour and discover the wealth of culture, architecture, and history in this once-war-torn, now-peaceful town.

Please drive with care as you follow the route of Hood's Campaign.
HM NumberHM2MH3
Series This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series
Placed ByTennessee Civil War Trails
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Date Added Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 511826 N 3975617
Decimal Degrees35.92481667, -86.86890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 55.489', W 86° 52.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 55' 29.34" N, 86° 52' 8.04" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
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