Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Mississippi



Marker ID:  
Location: 4023 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 53.333    W 086° 52.7
  35.88888333    -86.87833333
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Mississippi


Twas November Thirtieth, Eighteen Sixty-Four
Mississippi’s sons and fathers into battle again were poured. The young and the old. The brave and the bold. Their mission all too plain – to charge across what would be Franklin’s bloody plain.

At four o’clock, eighteen brigades that formed the ranks of gray moved against the Yankee foe. Flags flying in grand array. The sight swells the heart with pride for the victory they might gain. Then breaks it with sorrow for those lost on Franklin’s bloody plain.