New tours offered of bloody site of Loring’s Advance

New tours offered of bloody site of Loring’s Advance

The Battle of Franklin Trust has announced two guided tours of Loring’s Advance, a 5-acre field along the railroad tracks east of Adams Street.

The land was the site of terrible combat and many casualties at the Battle of Franklin.

The tours, which will be held on Saturday, April 1 and Saturday, April 8 mark the first-ever Battle of Franklin Trust sponsored tours of the site. The organization was recently given this land in a “Deed of Gift” from the Civil War Trust.

“Loring’s Advance has great historical significance to the Battle of Franklin, and we look forward to beginning regular tours on this site,” said Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust. “We are grateful to the Civil War Trust for this ‘Deed of Gift,’ as it is an important step in our preservation efforts of Franklin’s hallowed grounds.”

Both tours will be led by BOFT staff member Derek Peck and will kick-off the Battle of Franklin Trust’s regular use of the site. Tickets are $25 and the tour will last 90 – 100 minutes, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Carnton Plantation. Guests will provide their own transportation to drive to Loring’s Advance. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Meagan Wuest at or 615-786-1864.

The Battle of Franklin Trust is located at 1345 Eastern Flank Circle in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, visit or call 615-786-1864.

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