Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Federal Breastworks Battle of Franklin

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Location: on New Highway 96 W, east of 11th Ave., Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 55.429    W 086° 52.692
  35.92381666    -86.8782
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM88C


The breastworks, thirty yards south, were held by Grose’s Brigade, Kimball's division of the Fourth U. S. Army Corps on November 30, 1864. Around 5 p.m, the brigade was attacked by two regiments of Findley’s Florida Brigade, C. S. A. The Floridians withdrew and attacked one-half hour later with the entire brigade, but were driven back. Chalmer's Division of Forrest’s Cavalry next attacked Kimball's Division from the Northwest. A federal General call this the assault, which was also was repulsed, “short , but severe…”

Save the Franklin Battlefield Association
and the family of James W. Hickman, 1996


More information:
Wikipedia: Battle of Franklin (1864)