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Carter Gin Assault Site Park

Jct. Columbia Ave and Cleburne St., Franklin, TN 37064
615 794-2103
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Ranked #20 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
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Bronte, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I liked the park and the stack of cannonballs. Disliked that there was not much information other than a few brief signs; site was not well marked.

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Salem, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

So there's a Noble Romans there and a strip mall and it is a little sad to think of all the men who died on the spot, including several generals. You still must go, you still must get a feel for the place AND be happy in the knowledge that soon all this urban sprawl will disappear and the place... More

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Fort Wayne
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

For this point to be such a very important spot or site during the Battle of Franklin I almost didn't find it II Drove past it twice before I remembered it was somewhere near a pizza place. Never did see the spot where Patrick Cleberne (sp.) was to have been killed. Once I got home and looked it up on... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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278 reviews 278 reviews
37 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was the center of the battle. Cannon balls stacked and kept clean. The original gin stood across the road at the market. Check out the pictures.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The most disappointing thing about the Battle of Franklin site is that 95% of it has been overrun with development. This is one of the few places where you can stand where the actual battle took place. It is also near the Carter House and Lotz house, so I would recommend visiting it.

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Belford, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We were told the old Carter Cotton Gin, which was cannabalized during the fighting is being rebuilt, with the intention of returning it to working order. Another glimpse into the daily lives of the people this war took such a terrible toll upon.

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Wichita, Kansas
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208 reviews 208 reviews
107 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

There is nothing much to see here right now but you can easily see where Confederate generals met their deaths, marked by nearby posts with the name of the general on it. This battle cost the Confederates dearly.

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Corbin, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

The park is small and a quick stop on your way around town to the different sites. It is easy to find and takes a few minutes to read about what happened at the gin which is an important feature of the Battle of Franklin as a whole.

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Cincinnati
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

This is currently just a memorial. They plan to purchase the current pizza place and rebuild the cotton gin as it was in 1864. Will be an important addition.

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Newbern, Tennessee
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150 reviews 150 reviews
120 attraction reviews
556 helpful votes 556 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2008

The Carter Gin Assault Site battlefield park is just south of the Carter House museum, in Franklin, and is one prime example of how a battlefield can be restored. Originally this location was built over by a Pizza Hut restaurant, but because of its historical significance, in 2005 the restaurant was purchased and demolished. Today this park stands in its... More

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