Sunday, February 07, 2021

Great history, good grub: A long walk in Franklin, Tennessee

Imposing earthen walls of Fort Granger in Franklin, Tenn. Union artillery here caused
significant casualties among Confederates during the Battle of Franklin on Nov. 30, 1864.

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My solid Saturday grub.
On Saturday morning, my friend Jack Richards and I examined the imposing earthen walls at Fort Granger on a bluff above the Harpeth River in Franklin, Tenn.; walked to the outskirts of town to check out the probable remains of a war-time wall along Columbia Pike, and ate some fine grub from the Moe Better BBQ and Fish food truck conveniently located in a parking lot along our route. Their motto -- "You don't need teeth to eat this meat" -- made us chuckle. 

More to come soon on Jack's wall find -- it's along the Confederates' route of advance during the Battle of Franklin on Nov. 30, 1864. 

Of course, no visit to Franklin is complete without a visit to the Federals' forward line position. Check out the video above. (Damn, those soldiers there must have been scared out of their minds.)

Steps registered on my Fitbit: 17,729. A good day.

Jack Richards stands by probable remains of wartime wall (below) along Columbia Pike.
Gotta love the slogan of these "grubmasters."


  1. Watched from Houston, Texas!

  2. Viewing from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Enjoyable videos-thanks!