Fort Granger

Fort Granger (HMQU3)

Location: Franklin, TN 37064 Williamson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 55.32', W 86° 51.743'

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In the spring of 1863, Federal forces commanded by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger occupied Franklin. Construction of major fortifications began under the direction of Capt. W. E. Merrill, U.S. Corps of Engineers, the largest of them being placed on Figuers Bluff, .2 of a mile north on the Harpeth River. Fort Granger commanded the southern and northern approaches to Franklin and was adjacent to the critically important Tenn. & Ala. Railroad bridge. The artillery within the fort saw action twice in 1863 against Confederate cavalry forces. During the Battle of Franklin. Nov. 30, 1864 the site served as Hqtrs. of Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield (commander of U.S. forces) and as an active artillery position.
HM NumberHMQU3
Year Placed1989
Placed ByWilliamson County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 512415 N 3975305
Decimal Degrees35.92200000, -86.86238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 55.32', W 86° 51.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 55' 19.20" N, 86° 51' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 405 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin TN 37064, US
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