November 25, 2007

Nov 30th celebrates the Battle of Franklin

Battle of Franklin Anniversary

The 143rd anniversary of the Battle of Franklin is being observed on November 30th. The City of Franklin Battlefield Preservation Plan Task Force is planning a Commemorative Illumination and Ceremony at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park at 5 PM.

The timing of the ceremony roughly corresponds to the timing of the battle in 1864. Ten Thousand luminaries will represent the number of casualties (killed, wounded, captured or missing) in the battle and bands representing both the Union and Confederate Armies will participate. Following the ceremony, attendees can enjoy living history vignettes including a field hospital setup nearby. Refreshments will be available and local authors will be on hand to sign books related to Franklin and the battle.

Other events on the 30th include an unveiling by the State of Tennessee of the plans for the new visitors center at the Carter House. This will take place at 1:00pm on the 30th. The Carter House will also have special programming throughout the day.

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