Fort Granger

Fort Granger (HM2MSM)

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N 35° 55.519', W 86° 51.565'

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Walking Tour Introduction

Welcome to Fort Granger. The fort's position atop Figuers Bluff allowed the Union army to command the town of Franklin as well as the road and railroad that served Nashville. The 84th Indiana Infantry was among the regiments that improved and manned the fort. The unit arrived here from Nashville early in March 1863 and camped beyond the fort and railroad. The following month, Dr. Samuel S. Boyd, the regimental surgeon, drew this invaluable map. It shows the locations of headquarters, military and "contraband" camps, and other nearby earthworks. Boyd resigned on March 23, 1865.
Within a few weeks of the 84th's arrival, it lost men to sickness. The healthier soldiers patrolled the countryside, guarding crossroads and skirmishing with Confederate raiders. By June, the 84th had been transferred south to campaign around Tullahoma. The photograph of Co. C was taken before May 9, 1864. Maj. William A. Boyd, who is in the photograph, died soon after being wounded on May 9 in the fighting north of Atlanta, Georgia. Surgeon Samuel S. Boyd, his brother, survived him.
The City acquired the property from private owners to save it from development, and Fort Granger was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Enjoy the 14-acre park, interpretive signs, sites, and sounds. Please stay on the path to help

us preserve these fragile earthworks.
Series This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series
Placed ByTennessee Civil War Trails
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Date Added Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 512682 N 3975674
Decimal Degrees35.92531667, -86.85941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 55.519', W 86° 51.565'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 55' 31.14" N, 86° 51' 33.9" W
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