“Was the War in Your Backyard?” at December Round Table

On Sunday, December 9th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will host historian and author Greg Wade, who will present “Was the War in Your Backyard?”

There were over two hundred military actions in Williamson County and Franklin during the Civil War. Wade will highlight lesser-known battle sites. He will reveal the locations of the first Confederate casualty, actions once fought in today’s exclusive neighborhoods, and some fairly recently discovered unknown soldiers’ graves. Bushwhacking and guerilla activity were rampant during the war years and took place in areas surprising to residents of today’s Franklin.

Wade is the founder of the FCWRT and currently serves on the board of Franklin’s Charge and the Battle of Franklin Trust and has been part of the battlefield reclamation movement since 2005. He recently spoke at the annual American Battlefield Trust’s Color Bearers convention as well as organizing and presenting the recent 100th anniversary World War I and Civil War Memorial program at Franklin’s Masonic Lodge. He has presented various topics at Civil War seminars and Round Tables across the country and writes for various historical publications including the Civil War News. In 2014, he released a novel based largely on facts about the horror of life behind the lines in a rural East Tennessee valley called Broken Valley. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Wade and his wife, Beth, reside in Franklin. 

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 Carnton’s Fleming Center, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. For more information, email fcwrt@yahoo.com, or visit https://www.franklinscharge.org/the-round-table.