The Battle of Franklin has been referred to as The Pickets Charge of the West – and for a good reason. It’s the most suicidal frontal assault of the entire Civil War. Thousands of soldiers were killed here, even more where disabled for life. Every building you see in Franklin that dates back to November 1964 was used as a hospital after the battle.
Thanks to preservation efforts by local groups such as Save the Franklin Battlefield & Franklin Charge, much of the core battlefield has been reclaimed around the Carter House Cotton Gin, Carnton Plantation, Collins Farm and the Confederate eastern flank. The work continues. #thebattleoffranklin
Museums and Tours:
Unearthing the battlefield in Franklin
open 10 am to 5 pm every day