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Franklin Battlefield

Franklin, Tennessee
County of Williamson.
South of Franklin on U.S. 31
National Register Number: 66000734
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - battle site. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: TN-7 Certified Local Government: YES
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Early on the afternoon of November 30, 1864, Gen. John Bell Hood, against the advice of his staff, ordered his Army of Tennessee to attack Union forces under the command of Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield. Numerous assaults were made against the entrenched Federals; each assault was repulsed. The huge losses sustained by Hood's army helped doom his Tennessee campaign.

Continuing threat from adjacent development, but the battlefield and its resources are being preserved and maintained.

There are no changes since the last report. (2004)

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