Save the Franklin Battlefield.
Epic Carnage, Historic Opportunity
Many of you know of our continued focus on saving and reclaiming the Franklin Battlefield.
In 2005, Jim Lighthizer, Ed Bearss, and other preservationists knocked down the infamous Pizza Hut and reclaimed that once-lost battlefield land. Other recent preservation campaigns have clawed back other key tracts all around the bloody breakthrough region of the Franklin Battlefield.
Now in 2012 we have an opportunity to reclaim maybe the bloodiest acre of Civil War battlefield ground anywhere.
Civil War Trust...for more info.
Have Your Wedding at Carnton!
From two American Presidents to socialites at soirees, Historic Carnton Plantation has been a gathering place for ladies and gentlemen over the last two centuries. Now, the history of Carnton has been memorialized in the best-selling novel The Widow of the South. Make your wedding a part of our tradition as you say your vows under the one hundred sixty-year-old Osage Orange tree in our restored antebellum garden.
Whether you’ve dreamed of a rustic outdoor setting or want more modern amenities, one of our reception locations will complete your vision.
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On November 30, 1864, a horrific battle exploded across the fields south of Franklin, Tennessee. When the fighting finally drew to a close some 10,000 American soldiers were dead, wounded, or captured, and the Confederate Army of Tennessee was a battered shell of itself. Federal troops from the Fourth and Twenty-Third Corps evacuated that night and marched to Nashville.
For many years some of the men who survived the battle attempted to save the ground on which the monumental struggle had occurred.
Their efforts to save the Franklin battlefield, so that others might know what happened there, may have been unsuccessful, but the story could not be entirely extinguished.