Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Four Days Until the Great Race: The War of Northern Aggression

We gave the car a break today and got a chance to explore nearby Franklin, TN which was the site of the Battle of Franklin in November of 1864 during the Civil War, or as the local like to call it; "The War of Northern Aggression".  We had a tour of the Carter House, which the center of the battlefield where the majority of the fighting took place.  The stories the tour guide told us were quite chilling.  We also had a tour of a home on an old plantation (the name of the plantation escapes me at the moment) that was used as a hospital during the battle.  There were still blood stains on the hardwood floors of some of the rooms.

This is a picture of one of the buildings at the Carter house that was there at the time of the battle.  As you can see, it was absolutely riddled with bullet holes.

Tomorrow, Dad and I will finish up the trip to Chattanooga.  We'll also make a stop in Lynchburg, TN to stop for a tour of another factory.  I'll leave you with this video which should give you a hint as to what factory we'll be touring.
For those of your who don't know, this is an Epic Meal Time video.  It is my absolute favorite online video series.

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