Fort Granger was a Union fort built in 1862 in Franklin, Tennessee, south of Nashville, after their forces occupied the state during the American Civil War. One of several fortifications constructed in the Franklin Battlefield, the fort was used by Union troops to defend their positions in Middle Tennessee against Confederate attackers. The Second Battle of Franklin in 1864, part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign in the Western Theater, was the most notable engagement of this area during the... Read Morehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Granger
January 8, 1973. Fort Granger was a Union fort built in 1862 in Franklin, Tennessee, south of Nashville, after their forces occupied the state during the American Civil War. One of several fortifications constructed in the Franklin Battlefield, the fort was used by Union troops to defend their positions in Middle Tennessee against Confederate ...
Fort Granger (14.50 acres) is located behind Pinkerton Park; a walking trail leads to an overlook of the south part of the City. Surrounding the perimeter of the site are trenches dug by Civil War Troops. Various locations along the south and southwest hillside provide spectacular views of Franklin.
Tennessee 105 Fort Granger Drive Franklin, TN 37064 United States Website https://www.franklintn.gov/government/departments-k-z/parks/park-locations/fort-granger In February 1863, General Rosecrans, in command of the Federal troops in Middle Tennessee, ordered Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger to fortify Franklin.
A great place to get a view above Franklin and a great place to picnic or go for a walk in a meadowed wood. It will disappoint those looking for a fully restored and staffed fort. All that's here are the earthworks a wooden walkway and some placards dealing with various aspects of the fort and Civil War issues.
Fort Granger. Location: 405 Murfreesboro Road. Franklin, TN 37065. On April 10, 1863, Gen. Earl Van Dorn attempted a raid on Franklin, approaching via the Lewisburg Pike. The Federal occupational force, with the aid of pounding artillery from Fort Granger, was able to repulse the Confederates.
1. Fort Granger Marker Inscription. In the spring of 1863, Federal forces commanded by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger occupied Franklin. Construction of major fortifications began under the direction of Capt. W. E. Merrill, U.S. Corps of Engineers, the largest of them being placed on Figuers Bluff, .2 of a mile north on the Harpeth River.
Fort Granger is a National Landmark site that served as a Command Post during the Battle of Franklin for Major General John M. Schofield. The artillery at Fort Granger saw action twice in 1863 against Confederate Calvary. The Union earthworks remain. Fort Granger can be accessed from Pinkerton Park by taking the trail uphill or by driving to ...
Located along Figuers Bluff overlooking the Harpeth River, this Federal fort, named for Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, was well situated to control transportation in and out of Franklin. U.S. Corps of Engineers Capt. William E. Merrill supervised the fort’s construction beginning early in 1863.