Fort Granger


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The Battle of Franklin
At 4:00 p.m., November 30, 1864, 18,000 Confederate troops under the Command of Gen. John B. Hood marched from Winstead Hill to confront the Federal troops already entrenched on the outskirts of Franklin, Tennessee. About a half hour later, the troops clashed in bitter combat which raged for five hours, leaving nearly 10,000 killed, wounded, missing, and captured. Among the nearly 7000 Confederate casualties were six generals killed or mortally wounded.
Contributed by: Sam Gant




Fort Granger is located in Franklin, Tennessee and was part of the Battle of Franklin.  This is considered a moderate hike; due to the hills and the distance, approximately 7.7 miles. The hike is mostly on sidewalks or paved trails.

Suggestions for what to bring and wear:

  • Sturdy shoes or boots
  • 3 or 4 Liters of water, for locations to refill are hard to find
  • Pen or pencil with question sheet
  • A camera for taking pictures
  • Comfortable clothes

Questions to be answered on the hike:

Fort Granger / Battle of Franklin Question Sheet Download

The Trail Map:

Fort Granger Trail Map

Other file formats (for download – right click and “Save Link As”):
Fort Granger Trail Map
Google Earth
Fort Granger Trail Map

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