"Tried in the Fire"Staunchly pro-Confederate Williamson County raised several large regiments in the spring of 1861. But after the fall of Nashville in February 1862, Federal regiments quickly occupied the region. They suppressed hostile Confederate sympathizers and seized buildings for hospitals, barracks, and supply deports. Local Confederate supporter Mary Pearre wrote," A Federal force is at Franklin. Cavalry are scouting all over the country, stealing money, clothes, foraging, pressing horses and capturing 'Secesh' soldiers." Troops sometimes commandeered slaves to help build fortifications, including Fort Granger.
|Placed By||Historic Franklin Parks|
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|Date Added||Sunday, November 17th, 2019 at 7:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 512563 N 3975716|
|Decimal Degrees||35.92570000, -86.86073333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 55.542', W 86° 51.644'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 55' 32.52" N, 86° 51' 38.64" W|
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