The Blue and the Grey

Monday, November 17, 2014

My hometown has historical significance: Franklin, Tennessee is where the Battle of Franklin took place during the Civil War.

This past weekend was the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, and my friends and family and I all got to go watch one of the reenactments of the battle itself as part of Franklin's Blue and Grey Days.

Because we had to be at the Eastern Flank battlefield two hours before the reenactment started, we had the opportunity to visit a wide variety of food trucks. I love food trucks, especially when one of them happens to be one of my all-time favorite places for breakfast (and Southern cooking...and coffee), Puckett's!

After we waited for and bought our food, we took our seats around the perimeter of the field for the reenactment. My angle was pretty limited, but what I saw of it was really, really cool.

This photo courtesy of Wesley (the redhead at the left!)

Once the reenactment was over, we took pictures everywhere, especially at the Suttler's Camp, where the reenactors were actually camping and staying the weekend. It was very cool and very informative to browse their general stores and listen to a brief lecture on medical practices of the era.

Overall, this weekend was so much fun, what with all the adventures we had, including this one. :)


  1. That looks so fun! I bet you had a fabulous time! :)

    1. Thanks, Eve! :) I definitely did!