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March 2017

2017 Franklin Sultana Reunion Timeline

Here’s a summary of schedule events for the Franklin Sultana reunion. Since we meet only one time each year, I try to include as many interesting events, speakers, etc., as possible during our short time together. – Norman

A. FRIDAY EVENING TALKS–6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

I know you will enjoy these three speakers:

Eric Jacobson (30 minutes)–is the CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust that was created a few years ago as an umbrella organization under which the Carter House and the Carnton Mansion operate. Eric has written at least two books about the fight at Franklin on November 30, 1864, and is one of the most knowledgeable individuals on the battle. Visit http://boft.org/ Read More…

Details for 2017 Annual Reunion of Sultana Descendants and Friends – Franklin, Tennessee, April 21-22

Hello Everyone!
The day has arrived that I am sending you a list of activities, with some short descriptions, and costs for the upcoming Sultana reunion on Friday and Saturday, April 21st and 22nd, at Franklin, TN!

In a later message, I will give you more details about each reunion activity/event.

I’m guessing that most are not that familiar with the terrific CW battle fought at Franklin late in the war on November 30, 1864, with a huge loss of life for the attacking Confederate forces under commander Gen. John Bell Hood.  You should be able to find a great deal of information on-line, including web sites of local CW preservation organizations such as Save the Franklin Battlefield (STBF) or The Battle of Franklin Trust.

Also, since the Civil War Trust has been involved in several important preservation projects there over the last decade or so, you will find a variety of information on their web site.

Below is the list of activities we will participate in during the reunion weekend Read More…