Battle of Spring Hill and Battle of Franklin (Friday and Saturday)

Historian: Eric Jacobson/ Thomas Cartwright

Description (Thomas Cartwright): Join us for the events of November 29-30, 1864. The tour begins by chronicling the Battle of Spring Hill from Mount Carmel Church to Rutherford Creek and on to the site of Cleburne’s attack against Bradley’s Federal brigade. We will visit General Hood’s headquarters at the Thompson home and Rippavilla, where General Hood held the breakfast with his Generals the morning after the battle. There will be short stop for a walk around Ferguson Hall, where Federal General Wagner made his headquarters and General Earl Van Dorn was murdered.

After lunch we will move to Franklin with stops at Fort Granger, Winstead Hill, Lotz, Carter House, and Carnton Mansion. We will learn about the attack on the eastern flank by Stewart’s Corp. After that we will visit the site of the Cotton Gin, discussing the Confederate breaking the center and Opdycke’s counterattack. The next phase will be the 13 attacks over the Carter garden, and the tour will conclude at the McGavock Confederate cemetery.

Description (Eric Jacobson): Coming soon...

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