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2001 Preservation March for Franklin

 November 16-18, 2001

 
     
 

On November 16th, 17th & 18th, 21 Civil War reenactors (each representing one of the states with soldiers at the Battle of Franklin) marched from Columbia to Franklin.  Each marcher had per-mile sponsors who donated money for reclaiming and preserving the 3.22 acre Collins Farm - a part of the hallowed Franklin, Tennessee Battlefield.

This is the first march of this type that STFB has done.  It required much help and effort by several dedicated reenactors who had past experience in such projects. Even though there were lots of blisters and sore muscles at the finish line, STFB was greatly pleased with the $12,699 that was raised for the Collins Farm purchase.  We are eternally grateful to the volunteers who made the march and their sponsors who raised the funds.

The funds raided by state:

Federal

 

 

State

Re-enactor

Amount

Illinois

 

$1,000

Indiana

Ron Wilkins

510

Iowa  

 

197

Kentucky

 

145

Michigan

 

415

Missouri

 

125

Ohio

Rob Hodge

1,968

Pennsylvania

 

520

Tennessee

Heath Mathews

219

Wisconsin

 

320

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confederate

 

 

State

Re-enactor

Amount

Alabama

Shane Smith

$505

Arkansas

Lee White

460

Florida

 

200

Georgia

John

730

Kentucky

Jim Lawrence

140

Louisiana

 

 215

Mississippi

 

525

Missouri

 

230

South Carolina

William Carraway

390

Tennessee

David Fraley

3,435

Texas 

Justin Scherrer

450

 

 

 

March Total

 

$12,699

                                                      
 
   
     
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