2014 Battle of Franklin
Preparations are well underway for the re-enactment to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. As many as 750 select re-enactors will travel to Franklin to encamp near Carnton and recreate two elements of the battle on the nearby Eastern Flank Battlefield Park. Sutlers and a variety of other living historians will also be present. The date of the event is November 15-16, 2014 so mark your calendars to take part in this special event, which will be among the last major events of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
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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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Reflections: 150 Years Later
The Chestnut Group Art Sale benefiting The Battle of Franklin Trust
March 28 - 30, 2014
Chestnut Group artists are painting at Carnton Plantation, The Carter House, Lotz House, Harrison House, Eastern Flank Battlefield Park and other locations significant to Franklin’s history. You can take home your own original when the paintings are made available for purchase March 28-30. The Chestnut Group will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Battle of Franklin Trust.
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