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In Franklin, Tennessee, a fatal confrontation between Confederate veterans and discharged black soldiers results in gunfire.

Williamson County, Tennessee, 1857
07/06/1867

In Franklin, Tennessee, another riot in the state following the Memphis upheaval, was touched off when rival political meetings brought groups of former Confederate soldiers and discharged black Union veterans to the streets. Shots were exchanged in the city center for several hours in the evening with one white veteran killed and around a score others wounded on both sides.  The confrontation abated overnight and troops arriving hastily from Nashville the next morning found order restored and withdrew at the request of the local government.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

United States Senate and the U.S. War Department, "Federal Aid in Domestic Disturbances, 1903-1922," Congressional Serial Set, 67th Congress (Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1922), 96.

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