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November 30, 2014, marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Five hours of fighting produced close to 10,000 casualties (killed, wounded and missing), 70% of them Confederates who attacked the Union soldiers’ strong defensive works. Among the Southern casualties were 14 generals; no other battle of the war resulted in so many general officers wounded and killed. It is often said the Battle of Nashville was won at Franklin.

Today, the Franklin Battlefield Trust is working to buy key sections of land in the town of Franklin in order to remove post-war buildings and restore those sections of the town to their 1864 appearance.

The images in the first gallery below were taken during sesquicentennial events earlier in November, and are provided courtesy of event organizers.

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The images in this second gallery were taken by HistoryNet‘s senior editor Gerald D. Swick during ceremonies on November 30, the 150th anniversary of the battle.

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