Tag Archives: Carnton Plantation

Remembering Franklin 2020

Today, November 30, is the anniversary of the 1864 battle of Franklin. When I visited the battlefield in September, I was struck by this sign outside Carnton Plantation. It serves as an invitation to all of us, as students of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 2.3 Acres Saved At Franklin Battlefield

In August 2020, The Battle of Franklin Trust, Save the Franklin Battlefield, Friends of Franklin Parks, and American Battlefield Trust partnered to purchase another piece of important hallowed ground in Tennessee. $107,500 saved the 2.3 acre parcel which was part … Continue reading

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On the Way to Franklin

A footpath parallels the road that leads to Carnton Plantation on the Franklin Battlefield. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the battle: November 30, 1864.

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Battle Scarred–a Special Exhibition at Carnton Plantation Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin

When the call at ECW went out for articles concerning the Battle of Franklin, I immediately went to the website for the Battle of Franklin Trust http://www.battleoffranklintrust.org/boft.htm. I have been visiting quite a few Civil War websites recently, and am … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Franklin

Part Eleven in a series prompted by the federal government shutdown. At press time, Congress had approved a budget but it had not yet made its way to the president. by Lee White Of all the battlefields of the civil war not … Continue reading

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