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Carter Gin Assault Site Park
Reviewed 5 April 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.

Thank Rosemary R
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Reviewed 18 March 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.

2  Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed 15 October 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 place.

The Carter Gin site (located across the street from the park), along with the Carter House, the epicenter of the brutal battle of Franklin, on Nov. 30, 1864. From this site it is possible to see the markers of where six Confederate generals fell on that afternoon, and evening. The memorial is simple, a text marker and a cannonball pyramid monument. But the site is some of the most hallowed ground of all the Franklin battlefield stops.

There are other historical markers all around this park, on Cleburne St. and Columbia Ave., including one at the edge of a private yard. Be respectful when visiting those. Parking is also a major problem here. There is none that I noted. I actually had to park in the Domino's Pizza lot across Cleburne Street. While this caused no problems during my visit, you might take how many available spaces are left open before you stop. Another parking option is to park at the Carter House down the street and walk, but there are no sidewalks.

Overall, this is a simple memorial to a very traumatic moment of the Civil War. If on a tour of the Franklin battlefield, you need to make every effort to go and see this.

The Carter Gin Assault Site is part of a 26-stop driving tour. A free driving tour map is available at the Franklin downtown visitors center (at 209 E. Main Street), or by contacting the Save the Franklin Battlefield Association, P.O. Box 851, Franklin, TN 37065-0871.

6  Thank DyersburgTraveler
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