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Bootlegger's Bash

150th Anniversary of the
Battle of Franklin
November 30, 2014

To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk. Luminaries will be present along Columbia Pike, at Carter House, at Lotz House, and at several points on the battlefield in that area. Luminaries will also be present at Carnton adjacent to the Confederate Cemetery. Luminaries will be lit at dusk until approximately 9 pm.

Click here to see the full event calendar for the 150th Anniversary weekend!

2014 Annual Giving Campaign

One hundred and fifty years ago the soldiers in two great armies were maneuvering in ways that would ultimately lead them through Spring Hill and onto Franklin.  Those who survived tried again and again to ensure that their story, and the overarching story of America’s greatest trial, would not be lost to time.

Please consider supporting us as we move toward and beyond the Sesquicentennial and take the steps necessary to make The Carter House and Carnton and the battlefield, as well as other local sites such as Lotz House, Fort Granger, Winstead Hill, Collins Farm, and the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, all part of a single and cohesive story. 

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This is our opportunity to make history. This will be our legacy.

The Battle of Franklin Trust and Franklin’s Charge recently signed a contract to save the Lovell property, a 1.6 acre tract of land immediately south of The Carter House.  The purchase price is $2.8 million and we need your help. Please click the PayPal button below to donate.  Every dollar is important so please give what you can.  All donations are tax deductible.  Help us make history as we save what many believe is the most important unprotected piece of Civil War battlefield in America.



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