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2002 Preservation March for Franklin

 November 15-16, 2002

'Forty for Franklin - 2002'

 
     
 

On Friday & Saturday, November 15th & 16th, 2002, Civil War reenactors marched "Forty for Franklin - 2002" to help Save The Franklin Battlefield, Inc. 

The twenty-one uniformed reenactors covered 40 miles during two terrible days of wet and cold weather to raise funds to help retire the debt on Collins Farm in Franklin.

The totals for the "Forty for Franklin - 2002" march was $16,303.  Every penny of these funds went to the purchase of the Collins Farm battlefield parcel in Franklin.

Again, our many thanks to those who endured the terrible wet & cold weather to make the march, and saw the project to it's successful completion.  Our hats are off to you and your all of your sponsors.  You did well..... really well.

Another round of thanks goes to the STFB volunteers who provided the logistical support for the marchers.  Firewood and straw must be procured and pre-positioned, and both march-days require an all-day trailing escort, long distance delivery of food and drink, and the occasional issue of dry socks.  The support team was more than up to the job.  They were superb.

 

 
   
     
  As of March 15, 2003 the "40 For Franklin - 2002" March funds raised by State are:  
 
Federal    

State

Re-enactor

Amount

Illinois 

Brad Stansbury

$1,060

Indiana

Ron Wilkins

1,361

Iowa

Ron Wilkins

185

Kentucky

Trent Golden

290

Michigan

Louis Varnell

502

Missouri

Jerry Layton

660

Ohio

Chris Lane

2,894

Pennsylvania

Louis Varnell

525

Tennessee

Trent Golden

640

Wisconsin

Brian Maddox

680

Total Federal Marchers

$8,797

 

 

 

Confederate

 

 

State

Re-enactor

Amount

Alabama

Shane Smith

$885

Arkansas

Brett Hardin

445

Florida

Evan Hudson

190

Georgia

Shane Smith

306

Kentucky

Jim Lawrence

290

Louisiana

Jim Lawrence

240

Mississippi

William Long

265

Missouri 

Evan Hudson

680

South Carolina

William Carraway

1,075

Tennessee

David Fraley

2,820

Texas 

David Fraley

310

Total Confederate Marchers

$7,506 

   
March Total  (03/15/2003) $16,303
 
     
     
     
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