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Winstead Hill Park A Strategic Site in the Battle of Franklin

Violet Sky at Winstead Hill Park, Franklin, Tennessee (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Violet Sky at Winstead Hill Park, Franklin, Tennessee (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Violet Sky at Winstead Hill Park, Franklin, Tennessee (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)
Violet Sky at Winstead Hill Park, Franklin, Tennessee (Photo Credit: Violet Sky)

Winstead Hill Park is an important battlefield and a strategic location for the Second Battle of Franklin which took place in 1864. Visiting the park involves tracing the major events that occurred during the battle as well as at this site specifically.

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In 1864, the Second Battle of Franklin took place around the area of Winstead Hill Park. Confederate General John Bell Hood stationed his men around this hill to position themselves for the impending battle. From this hill he could see for miles where the Union forces were prepping for battle.

The battle was declared a Union Victory after the devastating losses that occurred on the Confederate side. This hill is part of the Battle of Franklin Trust that has spent decades preserving the land that put Franklin on the map for the Civil War.

Violet Sky’s Visit

Visiting any war site is always a very solemn event. The amount of tragedy that occurs at these landmarks is shocking. Although it is important to understand the events that took place.

All of the monuments placed around the park have been laid in honor of those who fought or lost their lives during the Battle of Franklin. Each state involved erected a marker to pay their respects to the people involved.

How to Visit 

Winstead Hill Park is located at 4023 Columbia Avenue. It is free visit and offers plenty of parking. There are also maps that depict the trails that lead around the park. The walking trails trace the important events that occurred during the Battle of Franklin and what made Winstead Hill so important. The park offers 61 acres of battle park to explore and 3/4 of mile of hiking trails.

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

-Violet Sky

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