State of Tennessee Awards $500,000 Grant for Eastern Flank Battlefield Loop Road

Governor Awards $500,000 for Eastern Flank Battlefield Roadway, Williamson Herald, July 21, 2011 Battlefield Park Gets Boost, Williamson A.M., July 22, 2011 [slideshow id=1]

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The Confederate Monument on the Square at Sunset

Williamson County photographer Mark Lucas has recently released a stunning photograph, The Confederate Monument on the Square at Sunset, and is selling 16×20 giclee prints on canvas to raise funds to support Franklin’s Charge. Each print is $175, and Franklin’s Charge will receive 20 percent of the proceeds to utilize for the establishment of the [...]

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Franklin’s Charge Must Raise Cash to Make Domino’s Fall

FRANKLIN — With $500,000 in grants on the table to snare a key piece of a former Civil War battlefield on Columbia Avenue, Franklin’s Charge supporters say they will step up money-raising from supporters. They’d better hurry if they want to meet a May 1 deadline. Julian Bibb, Franklin’s Charge board member, estimates the group [...]

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“Heading Back Home” Film Returns to Franklin Theatre for Encore on Nov. 30

Three Showings Coincide with Anniversary of the Battle; Film-maker to Moderate Panel Discussion “A Must-see film…”    “Every living, breathing American should see this…” “Tells the story of the Battle of Franklin like never before…” Those who weren’t able to purchase tickets for the sold-out premiere of the film Heading Back Home: Franklin’s Unknown Soldier and [...]

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Franklin Theatre to Premier Long-awaited Film on Franklin’s Unknown Soldier

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Two years after thousands of people lined Franklin’s downtown streets to honor the sacrifice of an unknown Civil War soldier recovered from the battlefield, the long-awaited premiere of the film chronicling the event and its impact has arrived. “Heading Back Home: Franklin’s Unknown Soldier and the Civil War’s Five Bloodiest Hours” will [...]

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State Helps Fund Battlefield Road

By Gregory L. Wade (September 2011 Civil War News) FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Franklin civic leaders, historians and preservationists are encouraged by a recent allocation of $500,000 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to be applied to construction of a Battle of Franklin park “loop road.” This road would provide access for interpretation of acreage crossed by the [...]

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