|Please heed the signage at Fort Granger so these historic earthworks can be preserved.|
|A cropped enlargement of a Battle of Franklin map|
shows Fort Granger at top. Four rifled guns at the fort
fired on William Loring's division (lower right.)
(Library of Congress)
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|View of the Harpeth River from Fort Granger, high atop Figuer's Bluff.|
Union General John Scofield viewed the Battle of Franklin from the fort.
|A view of the preserved exterior wall of the fort, constructed in 1863 |
by U.S. Army soldiers and former slaves.
|A view from the interior of an earthen wall of the fort, named after |
Union Major General Gordon Granger, whose troops occupied Franklin.
|A view of the interior of the fort, a city park today.|
|This section is temporarily closed to prevent further erosion of the earthworks. |
|Battery crews drilled once a week at the fort, firing artillery for practice.|
|An unusually shaped tree juts from an earthen fort wall.|
|Imposing walls remarkably survive 150-plus years after the Civil War.|
|A path winds along these massive walls.|
|Site of the sally port, the original entrance and exit of the fort. To the north was a|
Federal camp and railroad.
|A deep trench in the southeastern corner of the fort.|