Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Harrison House

Marker ID: THC 3D 52
Location: On Columbia Pike (US 31) north of Henpeck Ln., Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 52.923    W 086° 52.802
  35.88205    -86.88003333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9JR


The Civil War touched this house. Here, Sept. 2, 1864, the mortally wounded Brig. Gen. John H. Kelly, CSA, was brought here after the affair between his cavalry division and Federals under Brig. Gen. James D. Brownlow. He was buried in the garden; in 1866 reinterred in Mobile. Here Gen. Hood held his last staff conference before committing his army to the Battle of Frankin, Nov. 30. 1864. Here the wounded Brig. Gen. John C. Carter was brought after the battle. He died Dec. 10, 1864, and was buried in Columbia, 16 mi. south.

Tennessee Historical Commission