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Assault on the Cotton Gin

Violet Sky at the Assault on the Cotton Gin, Franklin, Tennessee (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Violet Sky at the Assault on the Cotton Gin, Franklin, Tennessee (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Assault on the Cotton Gin, Franklin, Tennessee (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Assault on the Cotton Gin, Franklin, Tennessee (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)

The Assault on the Cotton Gin is an important landmark in the Battle of Franklin of 1864. This site marks an important site where some of the most crucial battles took place.

History

At this site once stood Mr. Fountain Carter’s cotton gin that was an essential part of his farm. When the Second Battle of Franklin broke out on November 30, 1864, this cotton gin was quickly destroyed. Boards were reportedly ripped off the walls to use to make shelters.

Near the cotton gin was also where some of the most strategic battles took place. The Carter’s were devastated by the loss of the equipment including the cotton gin which led to the farms demise just a short time after the war.

Violet Sky’s Visit

The monument stands out in the field along the walking tour of the Battle of Franklin. The really nice thing about the trail is that it is brick paved so visitors can easily access the main sites around the battlefield.

The historical plaques also recognize what was significant about each site and why that it was important to the location.

How to Visit 

The Assault on the Cotton Gin Historic Park is free and visit and located just down the street from the Carter House and the Lotz House.

Its location falls at 1259 Columbia Avenue in Franklin, Tennessee.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’.

-Violet Sky

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