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…
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…
I have booked 20 rooms at the Best Western in Franklin, 1308 Murfreesboro Road, 37064, for the 2017 Sultana reunion! To make reservations, call the motel at 615-790-0570 and ask for rooms under the “Sultana Association”. The rooms have been recently renovated.
It’s a challenge to find a moderately priced motel that has a meeting room large enough to hold about 70 people, but this one does! Our Friday night talks will be held in the motel’s meeting room. I already have 3 good speakers lined up! Read More…