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Fort Granger

105 Fort Granger Drive, Franklin, TN 37064, USA  | More on: Franklin »

In February 1863, General Rosecrans, in command of the Federal troops in Middle Tennessee, ordered Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger to fortify Franklin. On November 30, 1864, General Hood of the Confederate army attacked. The fort was abandoned when the Federals withdrew to Nashville during the night, but it was re-occupied two weeks later as Hood's defeated army withdrew from the state.


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From I-65 take Franklin exit (Highway 96) west toward downtown Franklin for 2.5 miles. Turn right into Pinkerton Park and follow the signs to the fort. (The park is on the right just as before the bridge over the Harpeth River, before you get into downtown Franklin.)

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Tours may be arranged through the Carter House Museum by calling (615) 791-1861.

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