Carter hill Battlefield park

On Sunday, July 12th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will host community leader and preservationist Julian Bibb, who will present “Reclaiming the Franklin Battlefield: An Update.”

Julian Bibb will update the efforts to establish the Carter Hill Battlefield Park, next to The Carter House, and he will discuss the recreation of the Cotton Gin and future plans for the park.

Bibb, an attorney with Stites & Harbison and is a founding member of Franklin’s Charge. In 2011 Bibb was awarded the Shelby Foote Preservation Legacy Award for battlefield preservation by the Civil War Trust.

The acquisition of core Franklin battlefield property has increased in pace and acreage since the 2005 purchase of the Eastern Flank property.

The event is free to the public. The Franklin Civil War Round Table is an educational program of Franklin’s Charge and meets each month at the Franklin Police Headquarters’ Community Room at 900 Columbia Avenue. For more information, email fcwrt@yahoo.com, or visit http://www.franklinscharge.com/round-table.

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