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Eastern Flank Battlefield Tour
August 19, 2006
Click on the photo above for a higher resolution version of the crowd of 185
gathered at the former clubhouse for the first ever tour of the Eastern Flank.
The photo shown above, taken by Chris Cuomo, documents most of the crowd of 185 gathered for the Eastern Flank Tour on August 19, 2006 sponsored by STFB. Before the tour and by show of hands, roughly half of the crowd indicated they were from outside Williamson County, and half of those were from outside Tennessee. We had visitors from Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, Madison AL, Huntsville AL, Plant City FL, Dalton GA, and all the surrounding states and counties.
Our tour guides were Eric Jacobson of Carnton Plantation, Thomas Cartwright and David Fraley of the Carter House, and Heritage Foundation historian Rick Warwick. Carnton staff and volunteers managed the book sales and signings by Robert Hicks,The Widow of The South, Eric A. Jacobson, For Cause and For Country, and Rick Warwick, Williamson County – The Civil War Years Revealed Through Letters, Diaries, and Memoirs.
It was a very warm morning, but plenty of cold drinks were iced down thanks to a dozen STFB volunteers. At least 20 visitors volunteered their appreciation after the tour to how much they appreciated the tour, and the collective preservation efforts here in Franklin. Their comments also reflected how impressed they were with our four tour guides
All in all a very successful first ever tour of the Eastern Flank battlefield.
More photographs from the tour are shown below.
The registration table was a busy place as STFB volunteers greeted
visitors arriving for the tour.
The Clubhouse was filled to capacity as time to start the tour
Thomas Cartwright addresses the crowd.
Carnton mansion and the McGavock cemetery are in the upper right background.
|David Fraley address the crowd.
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