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Remembering the Battle of Franklin

Remembering the Battle of Franklin

November 29, 2014 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Living History Presentation of Carnton as Hospital
Walk through the hallowed halls of Carnton Plantation and experience the house as it would have been the night of November 30, 1864. Nearly 100 re-enactors will portray Confederate soldiers and the surgeons who treated them at the largest Confederate field hospital during and after the Battle of Franklin. Admission is $5 for all ages.

November 30, 2014 – 5:00 am to 7:00 am & 9:00 am to 11:00 am– Anniversary Battlefield Tour led by Eric A. Jacobson
Walk the battlefield with historian and author Eric A. Jacobson on the morning of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. This special walking battlefield tour will step off from The Carter House and visit several critical points of interest including the Carter garden, the cotton gin property, and along the main Federal line. This tour is $50 per person and reservations are required. Please contact Angell Roberts at (615)794-0903 or for questions or to make reservations.

November 30, 2014 – The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and Annual Illumination

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.

Church bells will toll for five minutes downtown beginning at 4 pm. A ceremony at Carter House will begin around 4:05 pm with remarks by Mayor Ken Moore and Eric Jacobson, Battle of Franklin Trust CEO.

A ceremony at Carnton will begin at 4:45 pm. Carroll Van West, State Historian, and Julian Bibb, Heritage Foundation President and Franklin’s Charge member, will speak briefly. Eric Jacobson will close with final remarks.

Carter House and Carnton will open to the public free of charge from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.