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Grand Review

Color Bearer Event

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The Grand Review is a by invitation only event, open to all Brigade, Division, Corps and National Color Bearers, as well as Founding Color Bearers.
American Battlefield Trust Event
October 12-14, 2018
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067

We will meet in Franklin, Tennessee — site of one of the Civil War Trust’s greatest success stories — October 12–14, 2018. Tours offered will be covering the Franklin area battlefields. 

Confirmed Historians: Garry Adelman, Robert Hicks, Kinnison, Eric Jacobson, Jim Lewis, Greg Wade.


Registration does not include the hotel. Please make your own reservations at one of the hotels below to take advantage of our group rate.

Franklin Cool Springs Marriott, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN

To make reservations, you can follow this link to book online now or call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the American Battlefield Trust Rate of $159++/night (Good until September 19, 2018, or when the room block is sold out).


Home2 Suites by Hilton, 107 International Drive, Franklin, TN (4 minute drive to the Marriott)

To make reservations you can follow this link to book online now or call 1-888-805-1887 and ask for the American Battlefield Trust Rte of $139++/night (Good until September 21, 2018, or when the room block is sold out.)


Schedule of Events

Friday, October 12, 2018

4:00-6:00 pm                 Registration at Franklin Cool Springs Marriott

6:00-6:45 pm                 Welcome at Franklin Cool Springs Marriott

                                            Keynote Speaker, Robert Hicks "Breathing Life into History,

                                            The McGavocks, Carnton, Franklin"

6:45 - 8:15 pm                  Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Breakfast on your own

7:30 - 8:30 am                Registration at Franklin Cool Springs Marriott

8:30 - 9:00 am               All day tours depart for off-site touring

                                          Battle of Franklin with Eric Jacobson/Brad Kinnison or

                                          Battle of Nashville with Garry Adelman/Dan Davis

4:00 – 5:00 pm              Tours return to the hotel

6:10 - 6:45 pm                 Transportation to Historic Carnton Plantation

6:45 – 9:45 pm              Reception and Dinner Banquet, Historic Carnton Plantation

Sunday, October 14, 2018

8:00 - 9:00 am                Breakfast Q & A with Jim Lighthizer

9:15 am - 12:45 pm           Off-site touring

                                             Battle of Spring Hill with Eric Jacobson or

                                             Battle of Stones River with Jim Lewis

9:30 am - 10:30 am         History Talk

                                             Greg Wade: December 17, 1864: Retreat from Nashville

Events Team
American Battlefield Trust
(800) 298-7878 x7229