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Second Battle of Franklin

November 30, 1864

Franklin, Tennessee

Set amidst the outskirts of Franklin, Tennessee, reclaimed portions of this historic landscape as well as interpretive centers at the Carter House and Carnton Plantation, provide visitors a unique window into this bloody 1864 battle.

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Essential To-Do List:

Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

Visit the McGavock Confederate Cemetery

McGavock is the largest private Confederate cemetery in the country.

Explore bullet-riddled history at the Carter House

Visit the home and its simple outbuildings, including the most bullet-riddled historic structure on American soil, where the Battle of Franklin reached its bloody conclusion. A sad family tale awaits you there.

Stand on Carnton's porch -- where four generals lay dead

The setting of Robert Hicks's "Widow of the South," Carnton Plantation was a battlefield, a hospital, and a burial ground.

Visit Fort Granger

Union artillery at Fort Granger raked the Confederate flank during Hood's charge.

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Plan Your Visit

Civil War Discovery Trail


Monday through Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm




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The work of the Civil War Trust would not be possible without the tireless support of a wide variety of local and regional partner groups. We thank them for their assistance and dedication.

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