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Carter Gin Assault Site Park

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Address: Jct. Columbia Ave and Cleburne St., Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615 794-2103
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Nice memorial

This is a nice little spot on the site of the battle of Franklin. Glad they have restored the area and its memory is preserved for another 150 years! Would recommend taking a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice little spot on the site of the battle of Franklin. Glad they have restored the area and its memory is preserved for another 150 years! Would recommend taking a few minutes to enjoy the site and reflect.

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1 Thank WhitO5214
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The site of the Carter Gin Assault 30 November 1864. Explanation of the battle is on the attached photo.

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1 Thank TheRichard26
Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This area was part of a strip mall, that was purchased to become part of the Civl War battle site. An archeological excavation revealed the foundations of the cotton gin, which will be rebuilt when funds are available. Part of the Carter House civil war site.

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1 Thank Safirehov
Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The actual gin was across the street, and that site is being reclaimed as well as this one. Great efforts are being made to reclaim as many sites as possible.

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2 Thank Houston N
Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a very small park...just a quick stop on the way to the Carnton Plantation and the confederate cemetery ...but for a history buff...pretty cool!

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1 Thank EBerry1987
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Stopped here on 150th tour. Important spot of battlefield. Glad to hear that land has been acquired for further preservation.

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2 Thank Shipbird1969
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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2 Thank Bob D
Bronte, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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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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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