The Battle of Rains’ Cut

On Sunday, August 11th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present Brian Allison who will speak on “The Battle of Rains’ Cut.”

On the first day of the 1864 Battle of Nashville, General George Thomas ordered a diversionary action on the far Federal left, near present day Polk Avenue in Nashville. This developed into a horrific and brutal engagement known as the Battle of Rains’ Cut. United States Colored Troops were surrounded and attacked, but proved their worth and fought valiantly and bravely.

Brian Allison is a Nashville native and a graduate of Austin Peay State University. He was formerly on staff at Historic Carnton Plantation in Franklin. He has most recently been curator of Travellers Rest in Nashville.

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