Eric A. Jacobson to speak at October Round Table meeting

Eric A. Jacobson to speak at October Round Table meeting

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the Franklin Civil War Round Table featuring keynote speaker Eric A. Jacobson on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center.

“The Civil War Round Table is a great way to educate the community about topics pertaining to the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin,” said Jacobson, who serves as CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust. “The story of General George Wagner’s life and his role at the Battle of Franklin is one of great complexity, and I look forward to sharing that story with our local community.”

Jacobson is the author of three books on the American Civil War: “For Cause & For Country,” “The McGavock Confederate Cemetery” and “Baptism of Fire.” He has been the CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust since 2014, leading the non-profit organization in continued preservation of the Franklin battlefield, Carnton Plantation and The Carter House.

The Franklin Civil War Round Table meets monthly at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center, located at 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. The event begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

For more information on Franklin Civil War Round Table, email or visit

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