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Carter Gin Assault Site Park

Address: Jct. Columbia Ave and Cleburne St., Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615 794-2103
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Ranked #18 of 20 Attractions in Franklin
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Outdoors

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The restoration efforts in this area are very encouraging. The park is slightly off site of actual Gin but that area is rapidly being restored. Fascinating to see the progress being made on reclaiming the entire core battlefield area, including the Gin and Carter garden. If you have been there before you need to go back to see how much... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Just a small area where a marker is located. A stacked cannonball marker in the middle is not labeled, so a little more information would be helpful at this site.

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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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301 reviews 301 reviews
37 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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69 reviews 69 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 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
111 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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