Jacobson leads dedication of cannons at Carter Hill, announces deal on another property

by John McBryde

Originally published on williamsonherald.com on November 10, 2017.

As he closed Friday’s ceremony dedicating the three recently placed cannons at Carter Hill Battlefield Park, Battle of Franklin Trust CEO Eric Jacobson gave the audience a piece of news that befits the efforts taking place to give Franklin battlefields more authenticity.

Franklin’s Charge secures authentic artillery display for Carter Hill Battlefield Park

Originally published on williamsonherald.com on September 20, 2017

Franklin’s Charge has secured authentic replicas of four artillery pieces that will be displayed at Carter Hill Battlefield Park to further interpret the Battle of Franklin on Nov. 30, 1864.

Artillery replicas arrive in Franklin to be set on battlefield

By David Walsh

Originally published on franklinhomepage.com on September 20, 2017

The 3-inch ordnance rifles are accurate replicas of Union artillery pieces that were in place on Carter Hill when Confederate troops led by Gen. John Bell Hood conducted an assault on the Union lines, marching from around Winstead Hill in the Nov. 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin.

On the trench line: New federal cannons on site at Franklin battlefield

By Emily West

Originally published on tennessean.com on September 20, 2017

The preserved parkland is where some of the most intense fighting happened during the battle of Nov. 30, 1864. Thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers died during the five-hour clash.

Replica artillery pieces will be placed where they were in 1864 battle

By David Walsh

Originally published on franklinhomepage.com on September 18, 2017

Franklin’s Charge Cannon Committee, led by Chairman Cullen Smith, recognized the need for the accurate replica artillery in telling the story of the bloody Nov. 30, 1864, battle, and worked to secure the three 3-inch Ordinance rifles and a 12-pounder Napoleon to be displayed on the site as they were during the battle.

Bullets surface at former Flower Shop site near Carter House

By A.J. Dugger III

Originally published on franklinhomepage.com on May 2, 2017

An archaeological dig near Franklin’s Carter House began Monday and the diggers already have uncovered bullets and may be on the verge of finding more artifacts.
— A.J. Dugger III on franklinhomepage.com

Archaeological dig at Carter Hill could unearth a missing piece of history

by Jordan Buie

Originally published on tennessean.com on May 2, 2017

An archaeological dig started at the Carter Hill Battlefield Park on Monday, May 1, 2016. Battle of Franklin Trust CEO Eric Jacobson said he hoped to know by the next week whether the team of archaeologists uncovered a remaining evidence of the Federal line.
— Jordan Buie on tennessean.com

Everywhere’s a sign: Franklin looking to improve battlefield markers

by Emily R. West

Originally published on franklinhomepage.com on February 28, 2017

With an eclectic display of signs throughout Franklin, battlefield enthusiasts want to make sure what’s popped up throughout the years makes sense.
— Emily R. West on franklinhomepage.com

House demolitions make way for Carter Hill Battlefield Park

By A.J. Dugger III

Published originally on franklinhomepage.com on November 17, 2016

At the beginning of the year, the Battle of Franklin Trust had one large hurdle to overcome to achieve the final piece for Carter Hill Battlefield Park.

That came in the form of moving two large houses that formerly contained Franklin Flower and Gift Gallery and the former Williamson County Court Appointed Service Advocates (CASA) office.
— A.J. Dugger III on franklinhomepage.com