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Stop 2

Winstead Hill Overlook

National Landmark




This hill commands a view of the Franklin Battlefield terrain. A Battle of Franklin topographical map is mounted in the overlook shelter.  Along “Generals’ Walk” are monuments to the six Confederate generals who died at the Battle of Franklin. Winstead Hill was Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood's command post during the battle. Below the hill, Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham's Army Corps formed alongside Stewart's Corps for the frontal assault on the entrenched Federal forces of General John M. Schofield’s 4th and 23rd U.S. Army Corps. One of the most impressive spectacles of war unfolded below (likened to Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg) as eighteen Confederate brigades marched in formation through the fields along Columbia Pike with their battle flags waving and bands playing.



Click the thumbnail to read the Historic Marker





From Winstead Hill Overlook, turn right on Columbia Ave continuing past the Harrison House on the right.


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