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One connection is that Carrington had organized the first 26 Ohio regiments (Source).
Of these regiments a fair number fought in the Battle of Franklin, e.g. the 9th, 13th, 15th, 20th and 26th Ohio, just to name a few.
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Another connection exists through his second wife Frances "Fanny" Courtney Grummond Carrington, who as a teenager had nursed wounded Union soldiers from the Battle of Franklin and wrote a report to the US Sanitary Commission about that:
https://battleoffranklin.wordpress.com/category/franklin/Quote

Fanny had been the wife of Lt. Col. George Grummond who served under Carrington at Ft. Phil Kearney and was killed in the Fetterman Massacre.
 
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Carrington was commissioned Colonel of the new 18th U.S. Infantry that he organized in May 1861. It was transferred to the Twenty-third Corps and fought under Gen. Schofield at the Battle of Franklin.

Carrington also had connections to the Battle of Franklin by marrying Frances Courtney of Franklin, who was the widow of George Grummond, posted in Franklin to serve as Provost Marshal. Grummond died serving in the 18th U.S. Infantry under the command of Carrington.

Sources: http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/18us.html
 

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Answer: Connection 1: His second wife, Frances "Fannie" Courtney, lived in Franklin and hid in a cellar during the Confederates' charge. She and her family later treated the wounded soldiers. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95090688/Frances-Carrington, https://www.battlefields.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/franklin-fannie-courtney.pdf
Connection 2: He organized many regiments and sent them to the front; among these were the first 26 regiments from Ohio, some of which participated in the Battle of Franklin, like e.g. 13th, 15th and 19th Ohio of the IV Corps. https://civilwartalk.com/threads/administrator-spymaster-–-henry-b-carrington.154394/, Union order of battle at Franklin
 
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