Attack On The Union Left / Lot No. 1 in the Plan of Carnton

Attack On The Union Left / Lot No. 1 in the Plan of Carnton (HMQTU)

Location: Franklin, TN 37064 Williamson County
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N 35° 54.886', W 86° 51.987'

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Attack On The Union Left

Confederate Regiments from Brig. Gen. Thomas Scott's, Brig. Gen. John Adams', and Brig. Gen. Winfield Featherstons's Brigades of Maj. Gen. William Loring's Division advanced under artillery fire through this northwestern parcel of Carnton across the Nashville and Decatur Railroad tracks to face Osage Orange abatis and entrenched Federal Forces equipped, in part, with repeating rifles. The troops made the final 60 yards with fixed bayonets to face withering rifle fire that "swept our ranks like hail." To escape the enfilading rifle fire, survivors fell back to the ravine on Carnton, still under artillery fire. Wheeling his troops west, reportedly, Gen.Adams rode into this ravine, his horse nearly stepping on Cpl. Joseph Thompson, 35th Alabama, wounded by cannon shot.

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Lot No. 1 in the Plan of Carnton

William C. and Lucy Ellen Birch Collins purchased this 3½-acre, northwestern parcel of Carnton Plantation in 1867. The dwelling, built about this time, is a "saddlebag" style, typical of common folk, Reconstruction-era houses. The F.B. Carter estate lay across the tracks to the west. George W Cuppet, Collins' son-in-law, had supervised the reinternment of the Confederate soldiers in McGavock Cemetery. In 1911 the property was bought by Thomas P. Henderson, a prominent Franklin attorney, who, at the end of WWI, was a member of the plot to kidnap the German Kaiser Wilhelm from his sanctuary in Amerongen, Holland. For fifty-five years, the home and gardens of "Captain Tom" and Lucille Carter Henderson served as an entertainment center for many local, state, and national personalities involved in politics, the arts, education, and literary achievements.
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Placed ByWilliamson County Historical Society, John M. Carlson, LTD, St. Paul MN, and Save the Franklin Battlefield, Inc
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 512049 N 3974503
Decimal Degrees35.91476667, -86.86645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 54.886', W 86° 51.987'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 54' 53.16" N, 86° 51' 59.22" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 418 Lewisburg Ave, Franklin TN 37064, US
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