Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Battle of Franklin

Living in Franklin, Tennessee, for over 25 years one does not easily
forget the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. The Carnton house
which had 5 dead confederate generals dead on the front porch and the
Carter House now a museum with bullet holes easily seen in passing.
Recently they tore down the Pizza Hut and made it into a small park, a
reminder that the Cotton Gin there was a strategic fighting line on that
drastic day.

Across from the small park I the new County library where I checked out
the Simon Winchester books. Just to think books checked out from a place
once a battlefield where men were killed. A pause for thought.


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