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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesAttack on the Union Left-Into a Withering Fire - Franklin TN

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On the afternoon of November 30, 1864, elements of Confederate Gen. William W. Loring’s division rushed across the ground in front of you during the Battle of Franklin to attack the Federal left flank here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Carter House

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Built in 1830, the Carter House was the location of the 1864 Battle of Franklin. Serving as a federal command post before the battle and as a hospital after, the house and grounds are today preserved on 10 acres. In this evening battle lasting only five hours, more Confederate soldiers, including 13 generals, were lost than in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/6/2006

last visited: 8/18/2018

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesLotz House Museum

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Tthe historic house built in 1858 by Johann Albert Lotz which became a prominent landmark on the field of the battle of Franklin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/6/2006

last visited: 6/14/2018

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFort Granger-Franklin Stronghold - Franklin

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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

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesField Hospitals-Caring for the Wounded - Franklin TN

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The aftermath of the Battle of Franklin almost overwhelmed the population of fewer than 1,000 as the residents adapted many of the buildings in town to care for about 4,000 Union and Confederate wounded

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCity of Franklin

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The City of Franklin has numerous Civil War related sites. The city served as a battleground on two seperate occasions in the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/6/2006

last visited: 9/29/2018

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMcGavock Confederate Cemetery-Labor of Devotion - Franklin TN

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In the spring of 1866, the bodies of Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Franklin were exhumed from their temporary graves and reburied here, on this two-acre plot adjacent to Carnton, home of John and Carrie McGavock.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesUnion Headquarters-Planning for Battle - Franklin TN

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This small building (constructed in 1817 by Dr. Daniel McPhail) was the medical office of Dr. Daniel Cliffe, who lived nearby, in 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMcGavock Confederate Cemetery

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McGavock Confederate Cemetery is the largest private Confederate cemetery in the nation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/6/2006

last visited: 4/17/2015

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCarnton Plantation

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Carnton Plantation, built circa 1815, served a major role in the Battle of Franklin, TN in 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/6/2006

last visited: 4/17/2015

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCarnton Plantation Caught in the Middle - Franklin TN

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Randal McGavock, a prominent Nashville resident and a friend of Andrew Jackson, built Carnton in 1826.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThompson's Station-Prelude to Franklin - Thompson's Station TN

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On November 29, 1864, just one day before the Battle of Franklin, an action occurred here at Thompson’s Station that alarmed Union Gen. John M. Schofield’s army as it marched north toward Nashville from Spring Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTravellers Rest "The proudest moment of my life" - Nashville TN

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On December 2, 1864, two days after the bloody Battle of Franklin, Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood established his headquarters here at Travellers Rest, the home of John Overton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesWar on the Home Front-Belle Meade and Union Occupation - Nashville TN

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William Giles Harding, the owner of Belle Meade Plantation, was an ardent Confederate supporter who provided thousands of dollars to help arm Tennessee’s Confederate forces.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBelle Meade Plantation-The Battle of Nashville - Nashville TN

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The family of William G. Harding, the owner of Belle Meade Plantation, had a front-row seat to the Battle of Nashville on December 15-16, 1864. Confederate Gen. James R. Chalmers, who served under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, had his headquarters inside the house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBelle Meade Plantation-Change of Ownership - Nashville TN

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Confederate Gen. William Hicks “Billy” Jackson (1835–1903), who acquired Belle Meade Plantation after the war, served with distinction throughout the Western Theater of the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Spring Hill-The Great Escape - Spring Hill TN

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By 3 p.m. on November 29, 1864, Union Gen. John M. Schofield realized that his command was in great danger. The bulk of his army was posted near Columbia, Tennessee, while Confederates Gen. John Bell Hood’s troops were north of him.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFort Negley - Nashville, Tennessee

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Historic partially restored Civil War fort now historical park in Nashville, Tennessee listed on the Tennessee Civil War Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/18/2013

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMount Olivet Cemetery

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This cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers. The Confederate Circle Monument marks the remains of individuals of all ranks. Mount Olivet is also the burial place for seven generals.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/29/2007

last visited: 1/27/2013

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesConnection To Johnsonville-U.S. Military Railroad - Kingston Springs TN

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In November 1863, Federal troops occupied Kingston Springs to serve as headquarters for the supervisors of the U.S. Military Railroad Construction Corps.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/7/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesDewitt Smith Jobe-Confederate Scout - Smyrna TN

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Rutherford County native DeWitt Smith Jobe was a member of Capt. Henry B. Shaw’s Coleman’s Scouts, a Confederate cavalry unit and spy network that served the Army of Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSam Davis Home-Confederate Martyr - Smyrna TN

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This is the Sam Davis Home, one of Tennessee’s most significant Confederate memorial properties. Samuel (“Sam”) Davis, born here in 1842, enlisted in the Rutherford Rifles (Co. I, 1st Tennessee Infantry) in 1861 and fought in western Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/26/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTennessee's Civil War Heritage Trail

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The Tennessee's Civil War Heritage Trail, sponsored by the Tennessee Wars Commission, documents all of the locations of historical significance in the War Between the States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/29/2007

last visited: 1/9/2012

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNashville National Cemetery

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Nashville National Cemetery is located in Madison, Tenn., in Davidson County approximately six miles northeast of Nashville’s city center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/23/2007

last visited: 12/4/2007

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesStones River National Battlefield

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The Battle of Stones River took place from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863. The Confederate Army withdrew after the battle and ceded control of Middle Tennessee to the Union.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/4/2008

last visited: 3/30/2018

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