Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Federal Breastworks

Marker ID:  
Location: 219 Highway 96, Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 55.426    W 086° 52.694
  35.92376666    -86.87823333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Federal Breastworks
Battle of Franklin

The breastworks, thirty yards south, were held by Grose’s Brigade, Kimball’s Division of the Fourth U.S. Army Corps on Nov. 30, 1864. Around 5 p.m., the brigade was attacked by two regiments of Finley’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 called this assault, which also was repulsed, “short but severe…”

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

Erected 1996 by Williamson County Historical Society..