Franklin Battlefield

S of Franklin on U.S. 31, Franklin, Tennessee

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Description 

Early on the afternoon of November 30, 1864, Gen. John Bell Hood, against the advice of his staff, ordered his Army of Tennessee to attack Union forces under the command of Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield. Numerous assaults were made against the entrenched Federals; each assault was repulsed. The huge losses sustained by Hood's army helped doom his Tennessee campaign. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000734
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Federal
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Fortification; Battle site
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1864
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 6
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 2