History + Highballs: The Impact of the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin at Carnton (VIRTUAL)

Thursday, Apr 13, 2023, 7:00 - 8:00pm
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Speaker: Bailey Lawrence, Assistant Curator, the Battle of Franklin Trust Inc.

The Battle of Franklin Trust Inc. manages three different Civil War historic sites: Carter House, Carnton, and Rippa Villa, in Franklin and Spring Hill, Tennessee. We discuss the families that lived there, the Civil War battles that happened, and the impact the battles had on these families. In this installment, Lawrence will be discussing the history of Carnton, the Battle of Franklin (1864), and the people who lived and worked at Carnton, both pre- and postwar. Although the McGavock family of Carnton has a rich history before the American Civil War, a critical point of their story lies with the Battle of Franklin (1864), which left a lasting impact on their lives, as did the Civil War, which redefined America and set the country on a new trajectory.

Bailey Lawrence is the assistant curator at the Battle of Franklin Trust Inc., located in Franklin, Tennessee. BOFT manages three historic homes in Middle Tennessee that are connected to the 1864 Tennessee campaign during which the Battles of Spring Hill and Franklin took place just hours apart from one another. Prior to joining BOFT, Lawrence received her education from Western Carolina University, graduating in 2020 with a BS in anthropology and a BS in history. She continued her education at WCU and graduated in 2022 with a Master’s degree in American History with a focus in public history as well as domestic and foreign war politics. During her time at WCU, Lawrence participated in many historic preservation and archaeological internships and projects. She also presented at the Southeastern Museum Conference in 2021 as one of their recipients for the Student Work in Museums award.