The far Union left was protected by a natural Osage Orange abatis. Confederate troops belonging to the brigades of Thomas Scott, John Adams and Winfield Featherston attacked here. These brigades belonged to William Loring's division. After being repulsed they fell back to the Collins' Farm where a ravine offered some protection. Again, not much is preserved at Franklin but there is a nice double sided marker here and this small open field gives some sense of what the land here might have looked like as there is a small ravine here. I have no idea if this is the ravine referred to on the marker, it would make sense but I would not be surprised if this was not the ravine either. At least there is not a movie theater on the ground.
Preview: Coleman, “Discovering Gettysburg”
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