Had a chance to visit the Franklin battlefield and it was a wonderful experience. Not an ordinary "battlefield" as such but a nice place to visit. The Carter family house was at the center of the battle and still survives today. The park gives very informative tours of the house where the Confederate attack made a brief breakthrough only to be repelled by Union reserves. the family was in the house at the time of the attack and hid in the basement and you can get a sense of the hell on earth it must have been with a savage battle raging outside and upstairs. Though there is development all around you can see how it all developed and driving down the road (Route31?) up to Nashville you can follow the two armies up towards the city. The information center at the Carter house has a nice film that sets the stage for the battle in a military, personal and strategic sense. How the Union troops slipped away at Spring Hill--which you can travel down and visit--to the questioning of the wisdom of the attack. But just an excellent all around Civil War experience. The tour guides were great!