FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Lotz House received a donation of chairs that witnessed the bloody Battle of Franklin from their home in Carnton on Nov. 30, 1864.
Lotz House Foundation member Reid Lovell has donated the two antique chairs to be displayed at the Lotz House. The chairs belonged to Minnie Van McGavock Stuart, a relative of John and Carrie McGavock.
“We are proud to display these family artifacts in the Lotz House, thanks to Reid’s generosity and dedication to historic preservation,” said J.T. Thompson, Lotz House executive director. “These are more than just pieces of furniture. These artifacts help us paint the picture of The Battle of Franklin era.”
These chairs will be on display in Matilda’s room of the Lotz House and can be seen on tours of the home. For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit www.lotzhouse.com.
About the Lotz House:
The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee at the “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. Admission charged. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Ave. For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit www.lotzhouse.com.