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Franklin-Nashville Campaign

THE FRANKLIN-NASHVILLE CAMPAIGN

Saturday-Tuesday, Oct 24-27, 2020

 

Enrollment fee is $595 (Does not include lodging)

 

 

Battlefield Guide - Leading battlefield expert, Jim Ogden is scheduled to lead this tour.

Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign ended with the surrender and occupation of Atlanta in September 1864.  Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood hoped to draw Sherman out of Atlanta by marching his army north towards Nashville to threaten Sherman’s supply lines. Sherman made a brief pursuit but abandoned it to begin his ‘March to the Sea.’  Union troops under Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas were tasked with the defense of Tennessee.  The successive Battles of Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville decimated Hood’s Army of Tennessee, sending Hood in retreat to Tupelo, MS where he resigned his commission. The Confederate charge at Franklin was larger, longer, and deadlier than Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg. More Confederate generals were killed at Franklin than in any other battle in the war.

 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

7:00 pm   Gather for an orientation meeting and lecture by Jim Ogden at the Hyatt Place.

 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Today we will follow the action at Columbia (Nov 24-29) and Spring Hill (Nov 29). With Hood's army in motion, Union Gen. Schofield forces withdrew north from Pulaski reaching Columbia just hours before the Confederates arrived on November 24. Hood's army flanked Schofield at Columbia on the 29th, but Schofield’s men managed to slip past Confederate forces in Spring Hill as they retreated to Franklin.  Upon learning that the Federal Army escaped his trap, Hood met his senior officers at Rippavilla Plantation where the decision was made to pursue the Federals to Franklin.

In addition to touring Rippavilla, we will also stop at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ashwood TN where Gen. Patrick Cleburn was interred for six years.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Today we focus on the devastating Battle of Franklin, one of the last major battles of the Civil War.  On November 30, Hood’s Army found Schofield’s men entrenched on the outskirts of Franklin. At 4 pm 20,000 Confederates charged the Union fortifications. The bloody  frontal assault continued into the night and cost Hood nearly 7,000 casualties, including six dead Confederate generals.

Stops will include Winstead Hills, Carter House, and Carnton Plantation.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Schofield’s troops withdrew to Nashville where he joined Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas's army. Despite the fact that Hood’s army had been decimated at Franklin, he continued to pursue Schofield to the outskirts of Nashville. Thomas’s army smashed Hood’s line on December 15 and another assault on the 16th caused a complete rout of Hood’s men. The shattered Army of Tennessee would never fight again as a cohesive force.  The Union victory at Nashville effectively ended the war in Tennessee.

Stops will include: Traveler’s Rest, Shy’s Hill, Granbury’s Lunette, and Glen Leven Farm. The tour ends back at the hotel by approximately 4:30 pm.

 

 

 

TOUR HOTEL BASE

We have reserved a block of 20 Rooms for 3 nights (Oct 24, 25 & 26) at the Hyatt Place Nashville Airport ($149+tax per room per night. )The group rate applies until October 9, at which time any rooms in our reserved group block not sold will be released. Subsequent bookings will be based on availability and higher room rates may apply.

 

We have also booked 20 rooms at the La Quinta Nashville Airport ($92+tax per room per night). The hotels are next door to each other. The group rate applies until October 2, at which time any rooms in our reserved group block not sold will be released. Subsequent bookings will be based on availability and higher room rates may apply. **PLEASE NOTE: There are two La Quinta Nashville Airport Hotels. We have booked rooms at the La Quinta on Donelson Pike.

 

     Hyatt Place Nashville Airport

721 Royal Pkwy

Nashville, TN 37214

Tel: (888) 492-8847

Group Rate: $149 +tax per room per night

Breakfast is included in the rate

Phone Reservation Code: G-CWTS

      LaQuinta Nashville Airport

531 Donelson Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

Tel: (800) 753-3757

Group Rate: $92 +tax per room per night

Breakfast is included in the rate

Phone Reservation Code:  Civil War Tours

*Note: There are two La Quinta Nashville Airport Hotels! We are booking the La Quinta on Donelson Pike.

 

Jim Ogden

What is Included in Tour Cost:

  • Expert Battlefield Guide*
  • Tour Manager
  • Admission to 5 Antebellum Estates: Rippavilla Plantation; Carter House; Carnton; Glen Leven Farm; and Traveller’s Rest
  • 3 Lunches
  • Motorcoach Transportation While on Tour
  • Tip for bus driver
  • Map Book
  • Bottled Water and Soda on Bus

 

 

What is NOT Included in Tour Cost:

  • Lodging
  • Dinners
  • Transportation to Nashville

 

 

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