FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Two guided tours of Loring’s Advance, a five-acre field along the railroad tracks east of Adams Street will be held 10 a.m. April 1 and April 8 beginning at the Carnton Plantation.
Tickets are $25 and the tour will last 90 - 100 minutes.
The land witnessed terrible combat and many casualties at the Battle of Franklin. The tours mark the first-ever Battle of Franklin Trust sponsored tours of the site. The organization was recently given this land in a “Deed of Gift” from the Civil War Trust.
“Loring’s Advance has great historical significance to the Battle of Franklin, and we look forward to beginning regular tours on this site,” said Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust. “We are grateful to the Civil War Trust for this ‘Deed of Gift,’ as it is an important step in our preservation efforts of Franklin’s hallowed grounds.”
Both tours will be led by BOFT staff member Derek Peck and will kick-off the Battle of Franklin Trust’s regular use of the site. Guests will provide their own transportation to drive to Loring’s Advance. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Meagan Wuest at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-786-1864.
The Battle of Franklin Trust is located at 1345 Eastern Flank Circle in Franklin, Tennessee.
For more information, visit www.boft.org or call 615-786-1864.
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About The Battle of Franklin Trust
The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to a greater understanding and enrich the visitor experience of the November 30, 1864 battle. It is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle so as to preserve an important part of the nation’s history.
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