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Emmy award-winning film on the Battle of Franklin

to be shown at Franklin Theater


Franklin, Tenn - The Emmy award winning film “The Battle of Franklin” will be shown at the Franklin Theater on Sunday, November 2nd at 3:30pm, which will include a brief introduction and a panel discussion afterward.

Tickets are $15.00, with one third of the proceeds going to help protect the Franklin battlefield.
The film’s director and producer Robert Lee Hodge, of Hodge Films, said that it is the first time the film has ever been shown in Franklin on the big screen.

To find out more, click Battle of Franklin Film



Cannons on the Square Campaign - Update

The fund raising drive by the Cannons On the Square Committee to buy new carriages for the
four cannons on Franklin Public Square is now complete, and Committee Chairman Sam Whitson reports that the new carriages have been ordered.

A big thank-you goes to all who donated to this project and to the Tennessee Wars Commission and to the City of Franklin who both made grants to the project.

See the STFB Newsletter for updates on progress as we look forward to seeing the carriages in place by the November 30 battle anniversary.



Help us save more Franklin Battlefield land !


We need your help as we continue our work to save more of the Franklin battlefield even as development pressures increase and threaten to swallow up all that is left of this hallowed ground.  To learn about our efforts to save the 5 Acre Loring's Advance battlefield parcel and what you can do to help, click Loring's Advance


 Loring's Advance Tour Video

On a recent public tour of Loring's Advance, Eric Jacobson provided a stirring account of the action on this property and why saving it is so important.  Click on the image below to view a video of his presentation, enhanced with maps and photographs.


Video and Editing by Bob Henderson









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Middle Tennessee Eyewitnesses to the Civil War - Transcripts

Old Harpeth River Bridge Marker Dedication

The Battle of Thompson's Station

Photos of Battle of Franklin Commemorative Illumination

Fort Granger - STFB Battlefield Tour Photos and Notes

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Photos of Franklin's Unknown Soldier Funeral


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The Battle of Franklin

On November 30, 1864, 100 regiments of the South's best soldiers, 20,000 men in all, deployed along a two-mile-wide front and began a spectacular converging assault upon 17,000 Federals strongly entrenched on the southern edge of the small town of Franklin, Tennessee.

What occurred over the next five hours at Franklin was one the great cataclysmic tragedies of the American Civil War. For the size of the forces engaged and the short duration of the fighting, the Battle of Franklin ranks among the great blood baths of the Civil War, or of any other American war. This horrific battering of the Confederate Army of Tennessee at Franklin and its near-disintegration two weeks later after the Battle of Nashville essentially ended the war in the Western Theater.

Yet despite its significance in our American history, almost all of the Franklin Battlefield has become suburban neighborhoods and small business establishments. The few parcels which remain are fast being lost to development. As you read this, the fate of this precious ground on which so many Americans fought and died is still very much in doubt.


Who will ensure that these sites will not be trampled under the relentless march of economic development here in Williamson County??


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